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Tell Us They're Not Expressing You, Mr. President-Elect

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece, written over the weekend, has run in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). In a note after the column, I will sa...

Trump: A Worrisome Commander-in-Chief

William Astore | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
William Astore

I'd never watched a U.S. presidential candidate who scared me - truly scared me - until the Republican debate on March 3, 2016.

Why Do We Have The Electoral College?

Leon Friedman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Leon Friedman

Why not trust the decision to the people themselves, who, after all, elect their governors and members of the House of Representatives and members of the State legislatures?

Dear President Elect Trump

David Kanegis | Posted 11.09.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Dear President Elect Trump, Imagine my surprise late in 1989 when I received a phone call from an old banking client of mine. "Dave" I'm working for ...

Pain Relief If Your Candidate Loses

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

The country has more to fear than the despotic proclivities of each candidate.

Donald Trump Inspires Congressman To Briefly Consider His Backbone

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

BuzzFeed’s Kate Nocera reported Friday that, unlike the Republicans in Congress ― who essentially are planning to drop articles of impeachment on ...

What Would Happen If The Founding Fathers Were Still Around?

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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#AllLivesMatter? Let's Prove it.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

White silence is violence.

Judicial Engagement and its Discontents: A Modest Proposal for Constitutionalists

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

How should the next Supreme Court Justice adjudicate? Last month, I participated in a thought-provoking debate on Cato Unbound concerning that questio...

Patriotism is the Last Refuge of the Scoundrel

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Steve Nelson

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson, 1775 Heated debate has arisen throughout the nation as a result of Colin Kaeperni...

Where Are The Leaders?

William E. White | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
William E. White

Look at the current political mess. Where are the leaders? "We the People" need inspiration, but there is a dearth of leadership. Across the political spectrum--local, state, and national politics--selfishness, denegation, dishonesty, and partisanship are the rule.

Irony Alert: Trump Made His Birther About-Face On Constitution Day

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

When Donald Trump was finally forced to admit that President Barack Obama was indeed born in the USA, his pained concession came on a day honoring the...

I'm With Stupid: A University for Kids Who Want to Grow Up

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.06.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As a journalist (pause for laughter) and as an American in general, I consider the First Amendment of the United States Constitution perhaps the singl...

The Real Reason Trump Scares Me

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

Trump scares me, not because any of his crazy ideas are practically feasible. My real fear is that his brand of bullshitting and nativism will become an indelible part of the American political and social landscape.

Oklahoma Continues Use Of Controversial ERAD Tool for "Highway Robbery" In Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases

Adam Banner | Posted 08.26.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

Although Oklahoma is the state making headlines in this area, the Institute of Justice graded 31 states at D or lower, with only one state, New Mexico, making above a B+. Everyone concerned with their constitutional rights needs to be concerned with the technology used to destroy them.

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Delaware's Death Penalty Law

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.16.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The 148-page Delaware decision, released August 1, came in a challenge to the state's law on deliberations in capital punishment cases. The challenge was brought on behalf of Benjamin Rauf, a Temple Law School graduate accused of murdering a classmate.

To Muslims Around The World: Enough Talk, Show Deeds...

David Oualaalou | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

If Muslim reformers among us cannot take responsibility and demonstrate equal courage to fix the problems in the way Muslims have understood Islam, then we contribute to the problem and have no right to complain when others criticize Islam.

Nonviolent Revolution: Women's Rights Fight Continues With ERA

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

Yesterday I shared a brief history of male rulers' attempts to control women's reproductive organs which I wrote in 1990. Today I am sharing a guest ...

5 Myths About The Constitution's War Powers Propagated By The 'New York Times' And The 'Washington Post'

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

In serving as megaphones for an extra-constitutional American Empire and multi-trillion dollar permanent global presidential wars, the New York Times and the Washington Post propagate myths about the war powers worth more than two carrier battle groups to the Pentagon.

What Does The Next President Know About The Constitution?

Terry Newell | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

While such questions may seem academic, they are at the heart of our republican government. They demand an in-depth constitutional and historical understanding.

Mourning In America: A Nation United. A Nation Divided.

Frank Islam | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

There is mourning in America today. Out of that mourning can come renewal, rebirth and hope. Or, out of that mourning, can come whimpering, withdrawal and fear.

The Wrath Of The Khans

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

To boldly go where no one would dare, until this election of 2016. Two weeks of the slickest show in two cities are over. The candidates are crowned, millions have been spent, one bazillion red white and blue balloons rained.

Sales Of U.S. Constitution Soar After Blistering Anti-Trump DNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump claims to have “the best temperament of anybody that’s ever run for the office of president.” But does he have the constitution for...

Trump's Hidden Agenda: All Applause, No Work

Monica Bauer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

According to the New York Times, Donald Trump junior offered Governor John Kasich a chance to be the most powerful vice president in history, because Trump wants his VP to be in charge of both foreign and domestic policy.

It's Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 07.18.2016 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

Numerous privacy laws protect the confidentiality of medical records, financial information, and many other forms of sensitive information. But existing laws offer much less protection for our most sensitive information: private photographs and videos of nudity or sexual activity.