SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Classified Info Uproar Shows Americans' Distrust of Secrecy
by Katlyn Marie Carter
"This suspicion of secrecy is why the way in which we handle classified material matters — especially if American leaders want to maintain trust in our democracy."
For Constitution Day, Let's Toast the Losers of the Convention
by Richard Hall
"On Constitution Day, I say drink a toast to the losers. Let us study their criticisms of our imperfect system."
SOURCE: New York Times
Would the Founders Convict Trump and Bar Him From Office?
by Eli Merritt
"Today’s Republican senators must at least be willing to break with their party and disappoint some of their constituents — and, yes, perhaps lose their jobs in coming elections — to serve the larger interest of protecting the nation."
Slavery and the Electoral College: One Last Response to Sean Wilentz
by Alan Singer
As historians and public figures, we have an obligation to defend democratic institutions and expose vestigial anti-democratic elements like the Electoral College that threaten democracy, which includes a careful examination of their origin and history.
The Electoral College and the Myth of a Proslavery Ploy
by Sean Wilentz
A Reply to Akhil Reed Amar.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Conservatives call for constitutional intervention last seen 230 years ago
Lawmakers push for ‘constitutional convention’ to restrict federal government – and it’s not as far fetched as it sounds.
The Constitution’s Blooper Reel
by Michael Nelson
The founding document was never perfect, and flaws remain. Do Americans still have the fortitude to fix it?
SOURCE: USA Today
Former Sen. Jim DeMint joining group pushing for a constitutional convention that could rewrite the Constitution
Twelve states already have adopted the group’s call, and its leaders hope to add 10 to 15 next year. A separate effort demanding a convention to consider a balanced budget amendment already has the support of 27 states.
Stop Extreme Fawning over the Founding Fathers Already
by Leslie Kitchen
Either we change or we let the death rattle begin.
Why Britain needs a constitutional convention
by Timothy Garton
"We have been waiting a long time for this constitutional moment."
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