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Wii the People

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Spicer


Free Speech

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This is a teaching moment. It is a time for parents and history teachers throughout the country to assure America's children that free speech is a precious right that should not be abused.

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.

Birther Arrested in Congress Connected With Anti-Obama, Anti-gay Rally

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

You know that zany birther who had the nerve to interrupt Thursday's Congressional reading of the Constitution? She is 48-year-old Theresa Cao of New...

Put Women in the Constitution

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The harsh reality is that men like Antonin Scalia, John Boehner and other right-wing ideologues are determined to use their power to keep women down. That is why we need an explicit guarantee of equality for women in the Constitution.

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 ...

Health Care Law: Correct, Constitutional, and Not Going Anywhere

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Opponents of health-care reform have rallied around a constitutional objection to the "individual mandate." They argue that Congress has no constitutional authority to mandate coverage. They are wrong.

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...

House Republicans Read Constitution On Second Day In Power

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - And on the second day of Republican rule, the House read the Constitution. Those wondering whether the reading would be dramatic found o...

The Constitution: Is It Really All That?

James Kotecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Kotecki

My wife and I have a new video blog talk show, and today's topic was the Constitution. Given that House Republicans are opening up the 112th Congress...

Reading the Constitution: Originalism That Defies History

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Originalism has been manipulated by the right to mask its approach to determining the values enforced by the Constitution. The originalists of the right are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own text, and not to their own history.

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.

Republicans To Invite Democrats To Join In Reading Of Constitution On House Floor

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After taking heat for their plan to read the Consitution on the House floor, House Republicans will send out a letter to the whole House membership to...

The Next Amendment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

While these are all good suggestions that I hope will someday be the law of our land, there's a problem we need to get to first: the desecration of our national anthem.

Take Committed Action for Peace and Justice Now! 32 Days Until the Global Marches for Justice on 17 January 2011

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz


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.

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.

Ten Congressional Commandments

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Members of Congress have abdicated to the president their constitutional responsibilities because of slavish devotion, staggering constitutional illiteracy, and a vassal-like conviction that the executive branch knows best.

Congressional Abdication to the Fed

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The financial fallout for individuals and companies is too important to be left to an unaccountable and secret economic czar. Congress' abdication of responsibility to the Federal Reserve puts us in dangerous territory.

Boehner's Dilemma: Decency vs. Depravity

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Now that Republicans in the House are the object of their own campaign ire (they're now "the government"), they need to reject the malevolent commentators on the sidelines and stand up for our institutions of civil governance.

Read the 20th Amendment: New Republican Senators Violating US Constitution

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

A handful of newly elected Republican US Senators have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid trying to undo the constitutional authority of other elected incumbent US Senators.

Amanda Terkel

The Federalist Society: Where Are They Now? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federalist Society is one of the most powerful and unique organizations in the conservative orbit, describing itself as "a group of ...

In Search of James Madison

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

What does James Madison, a product of the eighteenth century, have to teach us about the practice of politics in the twenty-first? Simply and profoundly this: He knew how to lose, and he knew how to win.

Black Swan Imbroglio: The Crisis of Journalism and Control of the Stack

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Schwartz

21st century journalism will be about controlling and having access to the "stack" -- taking vast amounts of raw information and transforming it into useful material for telling interesting and important stories.

Why Do Ken Buck and the Republican Taliban Hate America?

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Ken Buck, the Colorado Republican who thinks that gays are like alcoholics, said last year that he objected to a fundamental principle of American con...