It, too, can be checked and balanced.
Far from it.
A group has accused the majority-white board that operates the Virginia estate of the nation’s fourth president of thwarting an agreement to share control.
Taking a close look at John Marshall and the Marbury v. Madison case.
There’s a reason Madison was a federalist.
Arguments about the filibuster need the right context.
Authoritarian leaders are waging a war against the free press.
Readers discuss James Madison and the role of Congress today. Also: Expanding the fight for abortion rights; a proposal for the National Mall.
The monumental scale of the Build Back Better plan raises a difficult question: Is a fleeting and narrow majority enough for making history?
The failures of the Articles of Confederation have a lot to teach us about the conditions that make new forms of government feasible.
Our rules and institutions exist for us and our flourishing, not for their own sake.
The problem of the “constitutional majority” in American politics.
As president, he went on the road to pull the new nation together.
The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.
They believed as a matter of civic principle that ethical leadership is the glue that holds a constitutional republic together.
The framers did not want a Senate supermajority to be required to pass ordinary legislation.
Amy Coney Barrett’s originalism ignores the significance of the second American Revolution.
The president — and Congress — should stop outsourcing the defense of the Constitution to judges.
And it’s not only because of Hamilton and Burr.
Protesters in Michigan who sought to intimidate the governor and the Legislature with a show of arms aren’t just misreading the Second Amendment.