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Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Welcome to Guntopia! So glad you decided to visit. Guntopia is a wonderful place for those who understand the need to own handguns, hunting rifles, ...

Reciting the Constitution

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

If Republican congressmen were paying attention to the words, they may have endured the shocking revelation of what is in the document. The biggest shocker? The Constitution is all about government, not a manual for getting rid of it.

The Constitution Did Not Condone Slavery

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The idea that our Constitution "condoned" slavery and was therefore an immoral document unworthy of being viewed with reverence is a stock liberal claim. It is false.

Tucson Shooting Shows True Face of NRA's "Second Amendment Remedies"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

We can describe Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson as shocking, horrifying, and unthinkable; but no one -- no elected official, no media commentator, no opinion maker -- can truthfully say it was a surprise.

Want a Gun? Get a Prescription!

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Gun-ownership stands out as one of the only areas in which we do not screen for a public threat before approving a potentially lethal activity. Increasing barriers to gun possession for the mentally ill will save lives.

Words Have Consequences

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

We all know that there are unstable and potentially dangerous people among us. To repeatedly appeal to their basest instincts is to invite and welcome their predictable violence.

Faux Faithful Abuse Constitution

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

In a display of faux piety, the 112th Congress opened its first day of business by reading aloud the Constitution of the United States. The entire affair might have been dismissed as harmless, were it not for its deeper purpose.

Historic Reading Of Constitution Sees Conflict

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans made history Thursday by staging the first-ever reading of the entire Constitution on the House floor. But that record ...

WikiLeaks and Democracy

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vincent Warren

The cables present evidence that this administration has been tampering with other countries' legal systems to prevent prosecutions against government employees for committing human rights abuses.

U.S. Constitution Text: Founding Document Read By House Republicans

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - And on the second day of Republican rule, the House read the Constitution. (Scroll down for full text.) Those wondering whether the re...

Birther Reportedly Arrested After Interrupting House Constitution Reading (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A supposed birther spectator interrupted the House's reading of the Constitution Thursday, as a representative read the natural born citizenship claus...

Why Did the GOP "Edit" the Constitution?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

"We the People" are the editors of the Constitution, not politicians from one party or another. And it is only by reading the Constitution in its entirety that the promise and power of that duty can be appreciated.

The F Word: Constitutional Lessons For the New Congress

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Republican lawmakers who read the Constitution out loud as their very first act in the new Congress better bask in their Tea Party glow -- because they're not going to feel the love from Constitutional scholars.

Sanity in a Time of Madness

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

The task before us is clear. It is to point out the insanity of what is now being proposed by our conservative opponents, and by the power of our arguments to win back in 2012.

Reading The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The newly-Republican House of Representatives is going to start off their tenure reading the entire Constitution on the floor of the House. There's one problem with this: Who gets to read the uncomfortable bits?

Attacking the Constitution

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

A state challenge to the 14th Amendment is legislative folly at best, and a waste of precious taxpayer time and resources at worst.

An Inconvenient Text: Will House Members Obey the Constitution They Read Aloud?

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

It's wonderful that Members of the House of Representatives are preparing to hear a reading of the Constitution of the United States. I would enthusi...

WATCH: GOP Rep Preaches Constitution, Unsure About Constitutional Issues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) seems to be a big fan of constitutional history, even if his own legislative history hasn't always lived up to that document...

What Boehner and the Tea Party Don't Seem to Understand About the Constitution

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Since the Founding, the American people have progressively amended the Constitution to ensure that Congress has all the tools it needs to address national problems and protect the constitutional rights of all Americans.


Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

From time to time Americans discuss our "exceptionalism." Some think it means being better than others. But in addition to meaning remarkable or exceptionally good, it also means abnormal, anomalous, aberrant, and deviant.

American Exceptionalism Is Un-American

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The boast of American exceptionalism betrays ignorance of the Founding Fathers and the tarnished history of the United States. In any event, to overlook faults because other nations are more flawed is juvenile, and leads nowhere.

Non-Breaking News: GOP Opposition to DREAM ACT Is About Race

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

The immigration debate is not about law, not about fairness, not about justice. It's about race. Plain and simple. It's about the fear of more brown people coming into our society, our culture.

WikiLeaks and the Rule of Law in the United States

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Assange has not been denied free speech. He has not been silenced or persecuted by government actors but rather arrested on pre-existing rape allegations, an arrest obligated by the notoriety he attracted to himself.

Slouching Towards Tyranny

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The state of civil liberties and national security in the United States is alarming. In the American Empire, the former are routinely crippled or lacerated in the false name of the latter.

The Demise of California's Prop. 8? Marriage Equality Fares Well in Appeals Court

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

After a marathon argument lasting more than two hours on Monday, at least one thing seems clear: Prop. 8 will likely not survive its journey through the federal courts in California.