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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Bill of Rights Turns 225
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Bill of Rights Turns 225

SOLEDAD: OUR CONSTITUTION’S BILL OF RIGHTS TURNED 225 YEARS OLD THIS WEEK, RATIFIED ON DECEMBER 15, 1791. WRITTEN BY JAMES MADISON, THE DOCUMENT LAYS OUT OUR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS AND LIMITS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO INTERFERE WITH THEM. A CRITICAL, FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENT. SOMETHING AMERICANS MUST KNOW LIKE THE BACK OF THEIR HAND. RIGH>>I AM NOT […]

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“But nullification isn’t listed in the Constitution!”
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“But nullification isn’t listed in the Constitution!”

Nullification isn’t specifically listed in the Constitution. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Every once in awhile, someone tells us, “The Constitution doesn’t say anything about nullification. That means states simply can’t do it.” But they’ve got things totally backwards. It’s true that the federal government has limited powers and is only authorized […]

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Inventing America: Making a Government
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Inventing America: Making a Government

(thoughtful music) – [Announcer] From Dewitt Theater on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan we bring you Inventing America. Tonight we meet four delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, James Madison of Virginia, Alexander Hamilton of New York, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania. Now here is your moderator, […]

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