What’s a constitution for, anyway? What good does one do? What use is it?
Category: Presidential Powers
States vs. the Federal Government: Is Supremacy a New Fault Line?
In response to recent events, we want to explore a different clause in the Constitution—the Supremacy Clause—and raise the question: is this aspect of our government another fault line? Or is it actually solid bedrock that should remain unchanged?
The King is Dead
Why do we wait roughly eleven weeks between our presidential election on the first Tuesday of November and Inauguration Day on January 20 to switch from the outgoing occupant of the White House to the newcomer?
Two Versions of Fault Lines in the Constitution!
We are thrilled to announce that there are now two ways to read Fault Lines in the Constitution—the text version from Peachtree Publishing Company and the graphic novel from First Second Books/Macmillan
What Did He Miss?
What parts of founder Alexander Hamilton’s life and work are missing from Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical?
Are We Returning to the Articles of Confederation?
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.