In 1917, Congress passed the Jones Act, which gave American citizenship to people born in Puerto Rico. One hundred years later, the island was devastated
Because taking the census is fundamental to the principle of representative government, it is one of the few acts Congress must do.
Adela Pons, who immigrated to the United States from Venezuela, chattered excitedly with her friends and co-workers on July 16, 2017. That was the day she was finally able to vote against the policies of Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro.
The Preamble opens with the aim: “to form a more perfect Union…” At least two recent events, however, suggest that the union might be unraveling.
What happens if large numbers of elected federal officials die or become incapacitated? Who runs the country?
Almost every chapter in Fault Lines in the Constitution opens with a story. With thanks to Virginia Hamilton’s Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of