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Constitutional Amendment

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.

How to Strip Corporations of Constitutional Rights

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The corporate virus has thoroughly infected our state and local governments, and it will take a long-term battle waged by the people in their own communities to win.

Miranda, McVeigh, and the Boston Marathon Bombing: Where's the Distinction?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

When investigators had their answers and Tsarnaev had already incriminated himself, only then did they read him his rights. He immediately fell silent, protecting the rights previously denied him.

It Takes a Democracy Movement

Calvin Sloan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Calvin Sloan

"It's not that the system is broken," says the conservative populist Governor Buddy Roemer, "it's that it's bought." The question that logically follows is what we, the American people, can do about it. How can we remove the corroding influence of money in politics?

House Lawmakers Introduce Term-Limits Bill

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) is the latest federal legislator to propose a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on federal lawmakers. ...

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...

John Celock

Conservative Push Could Benefit Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Conservative politicians and groups are largely behind a renewed push to have the states call a constitutional convention, but a nonpartisan group ded...

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Decision 'Must Be Reversed'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's ruli...

"None of the Above"

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

When agreements are always so far off, and hair-brained ideas like "Sequestration" become policy, we are looking a situation where something drastic is called for.

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

Perish The Thought: The Constitution Could Be Wrong

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Our founders were not apostles; they were sweating people with clashing intentions, fretting about their newborn country and Philadelphia's occasional outbreaks of yellow fever. Their document -- admirable as it was -- was not holy writ.

WATCH: Congressman Introduces Constitutional Amendments To Repeal Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern last Tuesday proposed two Constitutional amendments on the House floor that would overturn the Supreme Cour...

Bottom Line: Here's the Biggest Problem With the Constitution

Eric Black | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

The bigger problem -- at least in terms of the structure of the government -- is that we have a system that's built for inaction. Too many veto points.

No Amendment Allowed: A Constitutional Problem We're Stuck With

Eric Black | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Think you know your U.S. Constitution? Here's a tough trivia question: What is the only provision of the Constitution that cannot be amended?

Beyond a Constitutional Amendment

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

What is lacking in the Constitutional amendment approach is an alternative funding system, one that gives candidates the option of running for office without wealthy patrons.