What to expect from the next week of Trump impeachment hearings
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What to expect from the next week of Trump impeachment hearings

 The next phase of Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings begins next week, when members of Congress will discuss whether the president’s alleged abuses of power constitute “high crimes and misdemeanours”  The phrase, as outlined in the US Constitution, has primed the debate between Democrats leading the investigation and the Republicans who argue that despite several witness […]

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Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
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Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.

In 1788, three founding fathers made the case for the US constitution in a series of essays called “The Federalist Papers”. And if you want to understand why impeachment is broken today, it’s worth starting there. With what they thought it would look like if it worked. In Federalist 65, Alexander Hamilton makes the case […]

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Constitution 101: “One Nation Indivisible”
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Constitution 101: “One Nation Indivisible”

A lot of people believe the United States is “one nation indivisible.” But this was not the vision of the founding generation. The people of the several states did not cede their sovereignty and mold together into a unified and singular “nation” when they ratified the Constitution. In fact, one of the biggest fears brought […]

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James Madison: Father of the Constitution (1809 – 1817)
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James Madison: Father of the Constitution (1809 – 1817)

Hey it’s Professor Dave; let’s talk about James Madison. Though James Madison stood a mere five foot four, and only 100 pounds, he was an American Colossus, a Founding Father of both the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Along with Thomas Jefferson he co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party, he served as Jefferson’s Secretary of State, supervised […]

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The Federalists versus the Anti-Federalists
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The Federalists versus the Anti-Federalists

In September of 1787 the Constitution was complete and ready for ratification; almost, gratification means to make something official by signing it, or voting for it and to ratify the Constitution and make it the Supreme Law of the Land, nine of the thirteen states had to approve of it, in the end; it took […]

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