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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
A cure for constitutional crisis
In matters of foreign policy, Congress, and especially the Senate, was designed as a hedge against the abuses exhibited by European monarchs who for centuries had whimsically entangled their countries…
From the Forum “Undoing Bush” No one has captured George W. Bush’s understanding of constitutional law more precisely or presciently than Richard M. Nixon, who famously (and incorrectly) told David…
Overcoming the separation of powers
The President can no more create a constitutional power to withhold information than he can pull himself up by his own bootstraps