Just as the Earth contains underground fault lines that slip, slide, and sink, causing earthquakes, so does the basis of our Constitution contain fractures that can demolish our government.
Category: Voting Rights
Why Didn’t the Framers Listen to Abigail Adams?
In the new Code of Laws which I supposed it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would Remember the Ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.
The US Constitution does not make it easy for citizens to cast their ballots. Nevertheless, we urge everyone who is eligible to vote.
Will Suing Governors Change the Electoral College?
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.
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.”
Should Sixteen-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?
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.