America has been here before, and has shown remarkable resilience in the darkest of times. So just how do we get the debate we deserve? How do we root out the corruption, greed, and fraud in our system?
In a recent conversation at the Aspen Institute's 2011 Washington D.C.'s Ideas Forum, Justice Antonin Scalia offered some interesting observations about his theory of originalism and the meaning of the First Amendment.
OWS is a peaceful, non-violent form of protest against government policies that produce still greater inequalities in our society. They are the conscience of America, not its enemy. For this we should be thankful and should join in their cause.
Three years, 400 legal challenges, and "millions of dollars in legal bills" later, all the gun lobby has had to show for its efforts is a body of case law affirming the right of the people to have strong gun laws.
Durkee may be the Bernie Madoff of California Democrats, having allegedly embezzled from hundreds of campaign accounts. While it might be tempting to view this as an isolated case, the problem cuts much deeper.
As the Supreme Court begins hearing cases for its 2011-12 term this week, two of its members will cross the street for a different sort of hearing that could rekindle a much-needed debate over the court's ethical standards and their enforcement.
We talk about rights to privacy regularly but few people can point to what exactly those rights are. More importantly, what guarantees those rights? What guarantees us that our rights will not be infringed upon? The answer is... nothing!
There is a real need to improve civics education in our nation's schools, one that should be taken seriously. Constitution Day is worthy of celebration; let's help schools do so in a positive, productive manner.
Imagine a very different Constitution -- one where Congress could kill any state law, where a twenty-six member Senate controlled treaty-making with other nations, and where the president's veto was exercised jointly with the Supreme Court.