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.
by Sean Wilentz
A Reply to Akhil Reed Amar.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Lawmakers push for ‘constitutional convention’ to restrict federal government – and it’s not as far fetched as it sounds.
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.
by Leslie Kitchen
Either we change or we let the death rattle begin.
by Timothy Garton
"We have been waiting a long time for this constitutional moment."
- Frantz Fanon and the CIA Man
- What Orwell’s ‘1984’ tells us about today’s world, 70 years after it was published
- ‘Not above the law’: Executive privilege’s contentious history from Washington to Trump
- Civil War-era flag of black regiment to be auctioned; historian says it is last of its kind
- Researchers Uncover Ancient Grape DNA That Tells the Prolific History of Wine
- Three Recent Books Examine Frederick Douglass' Legacy
- Biographer Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw explore American history in song
- The 'Counter-Textbooks' Offering Kids a Radical Look at History
- Georgia history professor’s immigration comments cause stir on social media