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Constitutional Amendment

Crapping Out in New York: For Education

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

Voters can decide for themselves whether Gambling for Education in New York is really code for Education in Support of Gambling, and whether they want more of what the carnival is selling -- for the kids, always for the kids.

Campaign Finance Reform: Money In or Money Out?

Edward Erikson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Edward Erikson

The flow of big money doesn't necessarily mean that our politicians are bought and owned, but it gives large donors unparalleled access to candidates and unprecedented influence in shaping the national conversation and debate.

Amending the Constitution to Protect Our Democracy

Marge Baker | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Marge Baker

After years of working with advocates across the country on this issue, I am convinced that the only way to completely reverse the damage done to our democracy by this reckless Court is through amending the Constitution.

How to Strip Corporations of Constitutional Rights

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The corporate virus has thoroughly infected our state and local governments, and it will take a long-term battle waged by the people in their own communities to win.

Miranda, McVeigh, and the Boston Marathon Bombing: Where's the Distinction?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

When investigators had their answers and Tsarnaev had already incriminated himself, only then did they read him his rights. He immediately fell silent, protecting the rights previously denied him.

It Takes a Democracy Movement

Calvin Sloan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Calvin Sloan

"It's not that the system is broken," says the conservative populist Governor Buddy Roemer, "it's that it's bought." The question that logically follows is what we, the American people, can do about it. How can we remove the corroding influence of money in politics?

House Lawmakers Introduce Term-Limits Bill

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) is the latest federal legislator to propose a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on federal lawmakers. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Advancement Project is beginning a new push for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote. As part of the campaign, the group i...

John Celock

Conservative Push Could Benefit Progressives | John Celock | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Conservative politicians and groups are largely behind a renewed push to have the states call a constitutional convention, but a nonpartisan group ded...

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Decision 'Must Be Reversed'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's ruli...

"None of the Above"

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

When agreements are always so far off, and hair-brained ideas like "Sequestration" become policy, we are looking a situation where something drastic is called for.

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

Perish The Thought: The Constitution Could Be Wrong

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Our founders were not apostles; they were sweating people with clashing intentions, fretting about their newborn country and Philadelphia's occasional outbreaks of yellow fever. Their document -- admirable as it was -- was not holy writ.

WATCH: Congressman Introduces Constitutional Amendments To Repeal Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern last Tuesday proposed two Constitutional amendments on the House floor that would overturn the Supreme Cour...

Bottom Line: Here's the Biggest Problem With the Constitution

Eric Black | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

The bigger problem -- at least in terms of the structure of the government -- is that we have a system that's built for inaction. Too many veto points.

No Amendment Allowed: A Constitutional Problem We're Stuck With

Eric Black | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Think you know your U.S. Constitution? Here's a tough trivia question: What is the only provision of the Constitution that cannot be amended?

Beyond a Constitutional Amendment

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

What is lacking in the Constitutional amendment approach is an alternative funding system, one that gives candidates the option of running for office without wealthy patrons.

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Finance Reformers Get Back To Work | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political money is governed by rules, regulations and Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Wit...

Do You Know That the Constitution Is Unconstitutional?

Eric Black | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

By the way, did anyone ever tell you that the Constitution is unconstitutional? Yep, the whole thing. Or at least its ratification was illegal. This is not a joke, except to the degree that it is.

Dem Leader Moves On Electoral College Reform

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, has proposed a constitutional amendment that would award 29 extr...

Paul Blumenthal

New Jersey Takes Big Anti-Citizens United Stance | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey became the ninth state in the nation Thursday to back a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens...

The One Percent Supreme Court: A Conversation With The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Martha Burk | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Whether you're a Democrat, Republican,Tea-partier, liberal, conservative, or in-between, you're experiencing an election season unlike any in U.S. history. That's because the rules on political spending have changed in a billion dollar way.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Makes Big 'Constitutional' Endorsement | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In answering a question posed to him by a member of the Internet community Reddit, President Barack Obama stated his support for a const...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Support Bold Fix For Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats, battered by a tsunami of independent campaign spending and without legislative recourse, promoted a constitutional ame...