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.
The Constitution doesn’t cover all of the rights that some people believe are necessary in the twenty-first century. For example, the Constitution does not provide young people with the right to get an education.
States differ a lot in regard to their requirements, if any, for civics education and whether kids even learn about the Constitution.
As the boss of the White House, the president can also choose and replace the people who work there, from the travel agents to the press secretary.