As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the United States, Americans have defined themselves more and more by their alliance with one of the two major political parties.
The issue of whether the states or the national government would have more power pervaded almost all of the Framers’ debates. And more than 230 years later, these issues remain.
The reason we raise the question is that 2020 is a presidential election year, and, according to recent opinion polls, most Americans would like to choose the president by popular vote.
Even before the Framers had decided how many presidents the country should have or how long he would serve or what powers he should have, they debated how to get rid of one if he misbehaved.
Even though the second edition of Fault Lines in the Constitution is just out, we’re addressing the issue of gerrymandering again because, apparently, the answer to the question we posed over two years ago is “nope.”
The United States has one of the lowest voter-turnout rates in the world