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Constitutional Amendment

House Takes Up Controversial Amendment

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the federal government racking up deficits of more than $1 trillion a year and lawmakers paralyzed by political differences, t...

Who is "We"?

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

There are two major conditions affecting America today, conditions from which flow much else which troubles the nation. First, large, multi-national...

Hayley Miller

House Dems Take New Tack To Oust Corporate Cash From Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats opened another front in the battle to ban the flood of unregulated cash in politics, proposing their own version of a co...

Hayley Miller

Constitutional Amendment Targets Citizens United Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may treat corporations like people who can spend whatever they want on elections, but the American people don't have t...

Occupy Wall Street: If South Americans Can Reform Their Constitutions, Then Why Not Us?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.21.2011 | New York
Nikolas Kozloff

Occupy Wall Street protesters are now on a high and are set to take their movement to the next level. Take, for example, the radical notion of amending the Constitution to address protesters' demands.

How to Regain Our Democracy

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Our politicians are bought. The Democrats are bought and the Republicans even more so. Everyone knows it. There is one answer though. It is the one thing that is above Congress and the Supreme Court.

Tyler Kingkade

North Carolina Advances Gay Marriage Ban Without Public Notice

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage moved a step closer to becoming a reality on Monday in North Carolina. The state House of Repr...

We Have the Power -- A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government

Ed Koch | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Money has taken over our political system in a way that is simply horrifying. Special interest groups, in particular corporations, unions, Wall Streeters and bankers, dominate our politics. But we are not helpless.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Kills Tea Party-Backed Bill On Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats shut down the draconian “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill Friday, declaring their action would clear the way to get to a ...

Boulder Voters vs U.S. Supreme Court (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.02.2011 | Denver

The Boulder City Council has taken on some weighty issues in the past, including naked pumpkin runs, smoking bans (excluding 4/20 of course), and the ...

Democrats Need Their Koch Families

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The 2012 election involves historically high stakes and could be decided by razor-thin margins of victory. These elections should not be decided because Republicans take legal donations and Democrats do not.

Is a Free Education a Fundamental Right?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

In today's America, when it comes to public education, have we allowed our five-digit zip codes to become the equivalent of a lottery ticket to a better future? Is this really who we wish to be?

Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annie Leonard

2011-03-01-corporationscopy.jpgA recent poll by Hart Research found that 85 percent of Americans say corporations have too much influence on our democracy.

The Debate Over Voter Identification at the Polls: Expanding Our Vision

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Both limiting access to voting and allowing fraudulent votes undercut determination of the "consent of the governed." Unfortunately, those two goals clash in many policymakers' minds.

Remembering Our Imperfect Constitution

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith E. Schaeffer

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up. But this weekend also brings us another important, albeit far less happy, moment in our Nation's history: the ratification of the 18th Amendment.

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.

Forget Obama: Attack the Corporate Money

Jeff Faux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Whether you think Barack Obama's problem is spinelessness, naiveté, lack of principle, chronic centrism, Rupert Murdoch - or whatever, two things ar...

12 Ridiculous Laws States Would Rather Have Than Gay Marriage (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Currently, 30 states have amendments in their constitutions that unequivocally ban same-sex marriage. While we have faith that these states may adopt ...

Stemming the Tide of Secret Corporate Money

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

When historians look back on the 2010 election, it will be remembered for three things -- a bad economy, the rise of the Tea Party, and the undertow of anonymous corporate money. Time for a pro-democracy Tea Party.

Colorado Amendment 63 and Its Shifty Opposition

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

Mandatory insurance takes what's wrong with health insurance and makes it worse. It means higher costs, less incentive to please patients, and the prohibition of affordable insurance plans.

The End of Term Limits Means the Decline of Democracy in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

The 18th Amendment will fundamentally transform Sri Lanka's political system; Its effect will be to remove vital checks on Executive power and further undermine Sri Lanka's democracy.

Finally, It's Time to Shred the Constitution

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The press has been reporting hints from a few top Republicans about repealing the 14th Amendment. The press read it wrong. The Republicans want to repeal the 1st and 4th Amendments!

Other GOP Amendments Added to Derail Health Care Reform

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

GOP Senators proposed some creative amendments to tack onto the Health Care Reform bill in an effort to derail the momentum of its passage. These ame...

The Corporations Are Coming! The Corporations Are Coming!

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riki Ott

In light of the Citizens United decision, people are demanding a transformation. With our passion and energy we can build a popular movement to co-create the democracy we've been promised.

Citizens Unite

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Representatives must remain dependent upon citizens, not upon special interests, and the Supreme Court has made that practically impossible. Only an amendment can reverse this now.