Our right to march was hard won.
Thoughts About MLK Day 2023
Some things to think about on MLK Day and every day.
Bill of Rights Day: Dec. 15
Why does the Bill of Rights matter? Find out here!
Check Out Our Course on the Presidency
When the framers created the presidency, they were intent on solving two trust-related problems. One problem was how to harness political competition for the public good without the polarizing consequences…
Here’s why we are grateful this Thanksgiving!
Republic or Democracy?
Is the US a republic or democracy? Find out here!
Constitution day 2022
Should it be easy to change the Constitution?
In Places Like These …
What is politics like in places like Cambodia and Nicaragua?
What’s the value of a loyal opposition?
Pop Quiz: 1 or 52?
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How should a republic deal with competing rights? Is there a good answer? Find out here!
What does it mean when something is unconstitutional? Why does it matter? Find out here!
The President’s War Powers
What are the president’s war powers? Find that out – and more – here!
States & National Policy
Can the states influence national policies? Find out here!
Article 4 & Federalism
Find out what Article 4 has to say about federalism!
What is dual federalism? Find out here!
Reserved to the States
What are the Reserved Powers? Click here to find out!
Constitution Day 2021
What do I have to do with the Constitution? Click to find out!
How the Framers Overcame Distrust
How did the framers overcome distrust? Click here to find out!
A New Constitution
What replaced the Articles of Confederation? Find out here!
The Last Line in the Declaration of Independence, July 2021
What is in the last line of the Declaration of Independence?
Republic or Democracy 15
What are the advantages of constitutional, republican, and liberal government? Click to find out!
Republic or Democracy 13
What makes a constitution republican & liberal? Click to find out!
Republic or Democracy 12
Does “liberal” mean what you think it does? Click to find out!
Republic or Democracy 10
What good is a constitutionally liberal republic?
Republic or Democracy 9
Which matters more, having a constitution, or what a constitution requires?
One of your questions answered each Friday.
Deciding Where the Line Is
… has to come first if we are to defend it.
Political Trust & Distrust 25
Why does political trust matter?
Ask CFFAD: Why Use the Constitution to Protect Rights?
Our first ever question for Ask CFFAD is this: “Why Use the Constitution to Protect Rights?” If our rights weren’t protected we would live in a dramatically different society. Respecting…