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From the Streets of Boston to the Halls of Congress, Extremists Have Our Country Under Siege

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

President Obama had poured his heart and political capital into background checks and gun reform, yet his efforts were met with failure, in a coup against the will of the People orchestrated by the NRA and their lackeys in the Senate.

Rick Ross as a Mirror for the Music Industry and Culture as a Whole

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Toni Nagy

Forcing an apology out of Ross does not address the pandemic of misogyny. This message of party culture and women as sexual objects is constantly perpetuated by the music business.

Justice Scalia, "Originalism" and Homosexuality

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The same reasoning that leads Justice Scalia to conclude that the Framers' ignorance of cell phones and the Internet doesn't resolve questions about "the freedom of speech" should also lead him to the Framers' ignorance about the nature of sexual orientation. If one is going to be an "originalist," at least one should be consistent about it.

Maybe Guns Are Silly?

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.12.2013 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

Anyone that really thinks holding onto their assault riffle is going to protect them from the government is in such deep denial of the obvious advancements in technology and needs to acknowledge we are no longer living in 1789.

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

They Deserve an Up-or-Down Vote

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

DREAM Act kids? They deserve a vote. Judicial nominees? They deserve a vote. As long as the "they" being referenced are sympathetic to the vast majority of the American public, then the logic works.

Florida Democrat's Vote Advances 'Anti-Religious Hate' Bill

Shawna Vercher | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

Democratic State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson cast a deciding committee vote in Tallahassee that advanced Bill 58, which national advocacy organizations have labeled the "Anti-Religious Hate" bill.

I Am No Jimmy the Greek -- Round Two... Fisher v. Texas

Ediberto Roman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court revisits the legality of higher education affirmative action. I believe the Court will recognize that diversity is an important social and educational value that must be actively promoted.

Iceland: End of the Constitutional Saga?

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Why the sudden shift in opinion? It is actually not so clear that the public is very engaged on the issue. While many like the one-line slogans associated with the new constitution are popular, people seem more apathetic when it comes to making demands of parliament.

Lawmakers: Overturn Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The Democratic-controlled West Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to call on Congress to enact a constitutional amendment overturning the Citi...

John Celock

New Backers Behind Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Advocates for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution have pinned their hopes on state legislatures calling for a new constitutional conv...

Cowards on the Court

Alan Singer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

During preliminary questioning in Hollingsworth v. Perry, Sotomayer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Breyer, the center-liberal wing on the Supreme Court, focused on whether the plaintiffs had legal standing.

Conflating Religion and the Constitution

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

I find the use of religion as the basis for deciding the recent Supreme Court's marriage case as a failure to fully understand our constitution.

It's Not a Mystery When State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Couples From Marrying "Became Unconstitutional"

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

It may have taken us 100 years to get it right with respect to race-restrictions on the freedom to marry, but it doesn't mean those laws weren't unconstitutional in 1868. The same is true, nearly 150 years after the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, for laws that deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry.

Trash-Talking America

William E. White | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
William E. White

If we ever hope to sponsor a productive debate in this country, we will have to spend as much time listening as we do talking. Grandstanding, posturing, and trash-talking the country is not helping.

John Celock

States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

Forget the Second Amendment

Edward Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Although the Constitution was well-drafted, it is neither infallible nor sacrosanct. This is, after all, a Constitution that legalized slavery and did not allow women voting.

Rand Paul Is Right

Kal Raustiala | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Kal Raustiala

Some six million Americans reside abroad. And our government is uniquely capable of projecting its power around the world. We ought to remember and be thankful that the Constitution reins in that power -- wherever we are.

Corporate Personhood in the Fast Lane: Jonathan Frieman, Citizen, Takes a Stand

Russ Baker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Russ Baker

What's the significance of "corporate personhood"? This bizarre concept makes it infinitely more difficult to prosecute individual corporate wrongdoers and makes it possible for corporations to continue to dominate American politics and election spending by invoking constitutional protections intended for "real" persons.

Bravo for Brennan!

John Ragosta | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
John Ragosta

What better way to make that point than swearing on George Washington's own copy of the Constitution? Why Washington? Few American leaders have been more emphatic about not abusing the power of office.

A Post Office for the 21st Century: Universal High-Speed Broadband

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
David M. Abromowitz

Why not harness the Postal Service of the 21st century to catalyze America's economic development, much as the Postal Service did after it was originally created in the 18th century?

Rand Paul's Bold Stand for Civil Liberties

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

At a time when Americans are even more disgusted than usual with Washington's inability to handle their own manufactured crises, Paul has demonstrated the positive power that one legislator can have on a specific issue.

The Rise of Vigilantism at Immigration and Customs Checkpoints

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Crime
Kerry Patton

Sometimes in order to protect a nation, we must all learn to give a little. Let's stop the vigilante nonsense on the border and support, by giving a little more respect, to our law enforcement who attempt to detect and detain those who wish us harm.

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Kendall

For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.

John Celock

GOP Congressman Backs Ending Century-Long Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Georgia who want to cease direct elections of United States senators apparently have an ally in one of the state's Rep...