“The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves,” warns Kagan, who supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 election. “The warning signs may be obscured by the distractions of politics, the pandemic, the economy and global crises, and by wishful thinking and denial.”Kagan predicts that “barring health problems,” Trump “will be the Republican candidate for president in 2024.””Trump and his Republican allies are actively preparing to ensure his victory by whatever means necessary,”
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the filibuster these days. But here’s one thing about this old Senate rule you might not know: the filibuster actually violates the Constitution.
In the U.S. Constitution, advocates of the Abolition Amendment say, “We have to be able to say no slavery—no exceptions.”
The President has no power—none—to change individual *state* rules regarding mail-in voting by Executive Order.
As usual, this is just bluster—designed not to lead to any actual action, but only to further create a cloud around an election potentially decided by mail-in ballots. https://t.co/kQleqAGRxm
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) August 3, 2020
In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment, which was adopted to give Black people access to the ballot after the Civil War. The amendment has retained its promise but, unfortunately, the robust democracy that it envisioned remains just out of reach. Today, we should honor the life of the momentous amendment by remembering that the fight to keep it continues.
Extreme worship of the Constitution is a feature of U.S. life. It’s been that way for a long time. Even so, the zeal with which it has been deployed throughout the current impeachment process is a wonder to behold.
It has been amusing to hear liberal commentators say over and over that the malignant racist rogue president Donald “I am the World’s Greatest Person” Trump is precisely the sort of terrible tyrant the United States Founding Fathers had in mind when they devised their “genius” Constitutional system of “checks and balances.” The Tiny-fingered, Tangerine-Tinted, More
The framers worried about executives who might be vulnerable to bribery or loyalties to foreign governments