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."
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