Think American democracy is ending? You're not alone, writes a historian. American leaders have often yielded to despair – as far back as the founding of the republic.
The technical qualifications for presidential candidates are the same, but how people seek the nation's highest office has shifted over the centuries.
The framers of the Constitution never mentioned a right to vote. They didn't forget. They intentionally left it out.
With a Supreme Court ruling rejecting one of the founders' two reasons for creating the Electoral College, only one reason remains: racism.
Throughout the coronavirus crisis, President Trump has made inconsistent statements about who is responsible for key aspects of the nation’s response to the pandemic. The Constitution has the answer.
Despite the fact that only 38% of Americans say they think the Democratic and Republican parties are doing 'an adequate job,' they're unlikely to disappear.
Trump's backers say he is shielded from removal as no criminal offense took place. But this view may be at odds with the original intent of the impeachment clause.
No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it's probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
The Founders saw impeachment as a regular part of ensuring presidential accountability. A constitutional scholar offers a possible process for a rapid and smooth impeachment inquiry.
Politics have pervaded the debate about whether Congress should impeach President Trump. One legal scholar says that whether to impeach – or not – should not be viewed as a political question.
Government produces millions of pages of records every day: studies, reports, memos, emails, budgets and more. These reports belong to the public, but increasingly, lawmakers are trying to hide them.
After the recent government shutdown and breakdowns in functioning within all three branches, it looks like the separation of powers system is broken or unbalanced. It is – and it isn't.