constitution

Don’t blame the Founding Fathers for California having 66 times the population of Wyoming

Poor Founding Fathers. They get blamed for everything.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 26, 2013

The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault

The seeds of the shutdown were sown in 1787, when the Founders committed us to a system of government that makes democratic accountability impossible.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 2, 2013

Ted Cruz is a Canadian. That’s a terrible reason to prevent him from being president.

The natural-born citizenship clause is the subject of frequent interpretative debate. But it should just be junked altogether.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 19, 2013

What did we learn from this week’s Supreme Court arguments? Jeffrey Toobin explains.

The Supreme Court expert on this term's same-sex marriage cases, and what we learned from oral arguments.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 29, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage cases

The Supreme Court is deciding on three separate casing dealing with marriage rights for gay, lesbian, and bisexual couples. Here's what's at stake.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 26, 2013

Court decision on recess appointments could make America harder to govern

How a new court ruling could invalidate a tool for presidential power as old as the constitution.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 25, 2013

A history of the Second Amendment in two paintings

One of America's leading constitutional law experts takes me through the Second Amendment's history, which is stranger, and more visual, than I would've thought.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 15, 2012

Mitt Romney’s constitutional amendment would bar Paul Ryan from the presidency

Three years ago, Mitt Romney proposed a constitutional amendment that would say "the president has to spend three years working in business before he becomes president of the United States." That would disqualify Paul Ryan.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 13, 2012
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