The US Constitution includes two oaths of office, but how can we tell if an officer has upheld their oath?
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?
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.
There has been a rise this century in the frequency with which presidents get sworn into office even if they have not received the most popular votes.
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.”
A major reason that’s given to justify lowering the voting age is that people who start voting when they’re young will stay politically active throughout their lives.