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Is Fishiness Afoot in Redistricting Reform in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Was there something fishy going on when the state board of elections raised questions about whether the redistricting reform campaign had enough valid signatures to get on the November ballot?

Run on the Supreme Court

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Putting term limits on The Supreme Court as an amendment is not a new idea. How do we flesh it out?

Amend the 13th Amendment

Rick McDaniel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Rick McDaniel

I was in a recent meeting when Prison Fellowship president Jim Liske quoted it. I couldn't believe it but then I read the 13th Amendment and there it was..

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Declares Koch Brothers A Cult

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) found a new charge to level at the billionaire Koch brothers Thursday: They lead a cult. R...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Trade Barbs Over Billionaires, Banned Books In Campaign Finance Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans' opposing views on money in politics came into sharp focus Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Hammers 'Fahrenheit 451 Democrats'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) criticized the push for a constitutional amendment on regulating campaign cash Tuesday, deriding "Fahrenheit 451...

Today's Hearing: A Historic Step Forward to Re-Establishing People's Authority to Curb Campaign Spending

Robert Weissman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Today's hearing is a historic step forward to adopting the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment will help restore the most basic understanding of democracy: that the people -- not the corporations, not the plutocrats -- rule.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: I Felt 'Unclean'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arguing for a constitutional amendment to bar unlimited spending in politics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the flood of unregu...

Meet Hans von Spakovsky, the Face of the Right-Wing Defense of Citizens United

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If you need proof of the relationship between voter suppression and big money in politics, look no further than today's Heritage Foundation panel starring Hans von Spakovsky.

Constitutional Amendment Needed Now to Reestablish Rule by the People; Scheduled Senate Vote Applauded

Robert Weissman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Depending on how one counts, only 600 or 1,200 people ran up against the aggregate contribution limits overturned by McCutcheon. That's the universe of people who will gain a greater ability to make campaign contributions as a result of that decision, to the detriment of the rest of the nation's citizens.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Will Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Roll Back Campaign Finance Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote in 2014 on a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that prevent limitations on campaign spendin...

Jon Ward

Tom Coburn Decides Only A Constitutional Convention Can Fix Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When I entered Sen. Tom Coburn's office on Capitol Hill, he declined my offer to shake hands, telling me he had a cold. That reminded me...

Constitution Changed: Hillary Clinton Will Automatically Be Elected President in 2016

Spencer Green | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The so-called "inevitability" amendment was proposed by Congress and then ratified within 30 minutes by all the states' legislatures, followed by responses of exhaustion and relief.

America's Amoral Constitution

Richard Albert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Albert

Today the United States Constitution may have fewer imitators than ever before. The influence abroad of the Constitution has declined dramatically since its bicentennial in 1976.

Crapping Out in New York: A Better Way

Dave Colavito | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Dave Colavito

Taxpayers don't need casinos, but some private investors -- and politicians in receipt of their largesse -- want them. That's because casinos offer a level of certainty afforded to no other business in NYS -- the guarantee that comes from the mathematical certainty of house odds.

What Reid, Pelosi, and Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?

Crapping Out in New York: A Sophisticated Argument

Dave Colavito | Posted 11.30.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

In the weeks remaining until the November election, voters in NY will contemplate whether to amend the state constitution to permit seven commercial casinos. Who could object to: let the people decide.

An Entrenched Military Role in Myanmar

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

September 18 marked the 25th anniversary of the last military takeover in Myanmar in 1988. That was the third major military intervention in the count...

Paul Blumenthal

Another State Takes A Stand Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of national and state government reform groups announced on Thursday that Arkansas is the next battleground in the fight for...

Failed Amendment Would Have Put War To National Vote, Forced Those Who Voted 'Yes' To Enlist

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

With congressional lawmakers and the rest of the nation buzzing about potential military intervention in Syria, a nearly century-old failed constituti...

The Debate Over the ERA Continues

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

The debate over an Equal Rights Amendment began three years after women received the right to vote -- and continues today. The proposal was recently re-introduced in Congress, along with a new strategy.

The Real Scandal Is Money in Politics, Not the IRS

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

The IRS does not belong in the business of evaluating political conduct, nor did Congress ever intend to award political organizations with a tax-exemption reserved for groups "operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare."

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.