After many years of finding fault with our founding document, Sandy had the chance to try to correct Framers’ missteps and to update it. So, how did he do it and what does it look like?
Category: Representative Government
Can’t We Just Get Rid of the Electoral College?
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.
Gerrymandering: Here We Go Again—and Again and Again
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.”
Congress v. We the People
If there is widespread support among registered voters for both gun control and Dreamers, why haven’t our elected members of Congress passed laws to take action on these issues? The reason, in part, is related to our Constitution.
Everybody Counts—More or Less
Because taking the census is fundamental to the principle of representative government, it is one of the few acts Congress must do.