In Laurence Tribe’s telling, the vice president’s tie-breaking vote does not apply to judicial nominees. That is supported by neither the Constitution’s text nor the Senate’s historical practice.
We still overlook how much Alexander Hamilton shaped American institutions that support civic culture, free enterprise, liberty, and self-government.
America isn’t built for one ethnic heritage. As a nation founded on fundamental and universal ideas, the idea of America belongs to all of us.
James Madison hated fighting in the world of public opinion and parties until he was left with no other choice.
While the political aspects of a quasi-jury are undeniable, it is neither entirely one of the other, but instead something in between.
A recent Washington Post essay declares Alexander Hamilton would support Donald Trump’s impeachment, but it wildly misunderstands — and misrepresents — Hamilton’s writings.
Restoring circuit duties to the court would naturally decrease tenure on the bench without weakening the judiciary’s independence or adding more justices in a partisan war.
I’m sorry the Constitution is an annoyance, but the state isn’t here to give you everything you want—not even if what you want is extraordinarily popular with your fellow Americans.
Jon Stewart’s sassy segment mocking Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2009 did not age well.
Roe was wrong on the day it was written, but to settle the issue we must go beyond overturning it. The people must demand that the Constitution be amended to prevent rulings like Roe from happening again.
‘I got three of my other homeless friends to help me work on this in the park where we sleep. And now, they know it too! So if we can do it, all y’all don’t have any excuse!’
In the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online course about Congress, Dr. Larry Arnn explains the legislative branch’s intended purpose, and how our modern legislators have failed to fulfill it.
Obamacare is probably the worst piece of legislation in American history, but this judge’s decision was based on a weak legal argument and will almost certainly be overturned.
Jay Cost’s recent article in National Review attempts to answer an increasingly important question about why and how the United States remains united, but he misses something.
In Jay Cost’s latest book, ‘The Price of Greatness,’ the scholar and journalist lays out a compelling analysis of the feud between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison showing that their disagreements resulted in a synthesis of differing opinions that allowed our early republic to thrive.
‘When the Constitution was written, people were expected to die in their 50s. The framers never contemplated that these terms would regularly go to 30-plus years as they do now.’
Ben Domenech and Jay Cost discuss the Madison and Hamilton’s complicated relationship, close 2018 elections, and excitement from the Democratic base.
Separation of powers, checks and balances, and a strong, independent judiciary are what keep the United States from devolving into failed democracies of the past.
It would be more than a little ironic for conservatives to seek to defend the Constitution while ignoring it when convenient.
When a president or legislature is faced with following either a court ruling they know has no constitutional basis or the actual Constitution, they should heed Hamilton’s advice.
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