Would the Founders Convict Trump and Bar Him From Office?

They believed as a matter of civic principle that ethical leadership is the glue that holds a constitutional republic together.

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Mitch McConnell Should Leave the History Lessons to Others

The framers did not want a Senate supermajority to be required to pass ordinary legislation.

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What About the Rest of the Constitution?

Amy Coney Barrett’s originalism ignores the significance of the second American Revolution.

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Donald Trump’s Alternate Constitutional Reality

The president — and Congress — should stop outsourcing the defense of the Constitution to judges.

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There’s a Reason the Election of 1800 Still Sings Out to Us

And it’s not only because of Hamilton and Burr.

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Anti-Lockdown Rebels Don’t Get to Choose Their Own Constitution

Protesters in Michigan who sought to intimidate the governor and the Legislature with a show of arms aren’t just misreading the Second Amendment.

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