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Danielle Allen is a political theorist at Harvard University and a contributing columnist for The Washington Post.
The framers created this legal mechanism as a tool for pursuing the common good, and that’s how we should think about it.
He would clearly see this as a moment for Congress to act and reclaim its powers against executive overreach.
The very core of legislative power is at stake.
How House members vote on overriding Trump's veto will tell how much they believe in the Declaration of Independence.
Congress is now looking around — shaking its power piggy bank — to try to find where it has left its authority.
Congress needs to roll back the erosion of its authority.
A wall can’t solve our problems. Only a clearer moral purpose can.
Let legislators from border states corral their local expertise.
Our ancient violence is always with us.
How has our language become so empty?