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The Problem With A 'Strongman'

Carlos González | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Carlos González

Mr. Trump's support does not come from his policies, few and vague at best, but from his personality, his persona, his very troubling persona.

To Avoid the Scourge of War, Follow the Constitution

Bruce Fein | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

War is the greatest scourge of mankind. Unsentimental Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman remarked: "I am tired and sick of war. Its glory i...

The Republican Party Seems Down On The Constitutional Right To Counsel

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On the eve of the vice presidential debate, the Republican National Committee unveiled an attack ad against Hillary Clinton’s running...

What (if Anything) Does Donald Trump Respect?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The attitude of respect -- for people and for America's norms and laws -- seems alien to Mr. Trump's character. What basis, then, is there for believing that -- in wielding the mighty powers of the presidency.

The Commandments of the American Religion

James Altucher | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
James Altucher

I failed as a father. My 17 year old is going to visit some colleges today. I would never force anyone to listen to my reasons. But I can say I think...

This Is What I Hear Every Time Hillary Speaks

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If you can manage to ignore all the negative nonsense and partisan attacks and have followed Hillary's career knowing what she has accomplished over h...

Hillary Could Have Ebola And She'd Still Be The Better Choice

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the alt-pundits are correct.

Judge Evokes Mississippi ‘Of Slavery, Lynchings, Pain And White Supremacy’ In Flag Ruling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is no fan of the Confederate flag, and judging by his ruling on Thursday, he’s also pretty critical of the entire...

Reporting Accurately On Clinton Seems Difficult For The Media

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary will win despite the media just going along and repeating Trump's attempt to portray her as this dark person only out for herself. The American people are smarter than that and understand there is absolutely no comparison between her and Donald Trump.

Trump's "If I Lose, Don't Accept the Results" is a Political Crime

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece will run in newspapers in my conservative congressional District in Virginia. In terms of the law, and our Constitution's First Amendment ...

Thailand's Military Junta Rigs Constitutional Referendum, Cements Dictatorship

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Thailand long was characterized as the land of smiles: a friendly people, warm climate, and informal atmosphere all beckoned backpackers and businessmen alike. But politics has become less hospitable in recent years.

Friday Talking Points -- A Warning For Complacent Democrats

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.

Protesters Ejected From Trump Rally After Holding Up Constitutions

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

Several protesters were thrown out of a Donald Trump rally in Portland, Maine, on Thursday after they interrupted the GOP nominee’s stump speech by ...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

Why Hillary Clinton is More to be Feared

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton more threatens the Constitution's separation of powers and celebration of liberty than does her vulgar...

Yes, Judges Should Invalidate Irrational Legislation: A Reply to Greg Weiner

Evan Bernick | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

The American Constitution has been called "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." It was authored by men who had surpassing confidence in the human mind--men who were convinced that people were capable of "establishing good government from reflection and choice," to the end that self-evident truths about human nature, discernible through reason, would be honored in social life.

I Do Jury Duty In New York (It Wasn't Pretty)

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.26.2016 | New York
Peter Van Buren

Jury duty starts with a summons. The government officially demands you show up at a courthouse on a specific day and time. Not asks, not invites, demands.

Trump Has So Many Unconstitutional Ideas That The ACLU Is Tracking Them

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union has officially begun to count the ways that Donald Trump would violate the Constitution as president if he followed...

Friday Talking Points -- Stop All The Madness

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: An American Muslim Perspective

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 07.04.2016 | Religion
Zainab Chaudry

As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.

Declare War On America's Enemies, Not The Rest Of The World

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress should approve future military action only when Washington has no alternative course to protect America--its territory, people, or constitutional liberties.

Constitution Center Is Alive With the Sound of Debate

Laura Goldman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

There was a time when Philadelphians and the local media were writing the obituary for the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia. The nadir might have been when the center, which is the only institution chartered by Congress to celebrate democracy's most important document, hosted a Princess Diana exhibit. With the hiring of George Washington University Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen as President and CEO, the once flagging institution has risen like a phoenix from the ashes.

Against Narrow and Hidebound Originalism: On Peruta v. San Diego and the Right to Armed Self-Defense

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Predictions of originalism's impending demise may have been premature--at least when it comes to the Second Amendment. What Professor Randy Barnett ha...

Orlando: How Our Ideology Is Killing Us

Robert Hall | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Hall

Our enemy's beliefs and connected actions threaten our safety and our way of life. Our failure to connect our beliefs to the higher purpose of constructive relationships blocks our attempts to respond with holistic, strategic action. It is time to Relationship-up!

Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.