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Articles of Confederation

Some Perspective on Egypt

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As coups go it was a fairly restrained one, but celebrating a populist/military overthrow of a democratically-elected leader is an unusual stance for Americans to take, for obvious reasons. Even if we do like the new guy. Which brings us to a few lessons Americans find very hard to accept.

Eyebrow-Raising Omission in Republican Principles: Absence of 'Justice'

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Could it be -- and I know this is difficult to believe -- that the right-wing really does not believe in all our founding principles?

The Reality of Secession and Unicorns

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I hate to disappoint the 675,000 whiny diaper babies calling for secession in the wake of the election but, sorry, no matter how hard they stomp their feet and pout and fling their feces at the electoral map, demands for secession might as well be demands for goblins and unicorns.

Constitution Day Honored In Philadelphia

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is putting six original drafts and copies of the Constitution of the United States on display i...

The Ignored 'Next Sentence': "To Secure These Rights Governments Are Instituted Among Men"

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Let us, today, celebrate both our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that to secure these rights we need government whose powers are based on the consent of the governed.

BOTH SIDES: SCOTUS 'Hearts' POTUS on Health & Hispanics, But Confuses Metaphor With Reality on Personhood

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWas this week a political inflection point because of decisions on ACA, Arizona "papers please" and corporations as "people"?

Today's Republicans Embrace Articles of Confederation (A Failed State), Not the Constitution

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It has been apparent from the beginning that most of the Tea Party people, who now have control of the Republican Party, never really understood the Constitution, and certainly not the context in which it was written.

Our Forgotten "Presidents"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's inauguration, there were 16 (or perhaps 13, or maybe just eight) men who were called "president".

Private Faith in Public Life

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We really need to stop this ridiculous argument about being a Christian nation. If there should be any doubt, let us listen to the founding fathers themselves.

The Founders and the Creation of the American State

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tea Partiers are not entirely wrong to warn about the potential of the state to repress freedom, but in overlooking the role of the state in ensuring these freedoms, they foolishly misread history.