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Article V prohibits the democratization of the Senate insisting on

Article V prohibits the democratization of the Senate insisting on


Article V prohibits the democratization of the Senate, insisting on the “equal suffrage”

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Hatch arrived in the Senate as a kind of advance guard for the Reagan revolution—a small-government, Western-style conservative.

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Some critics consider the creation of the Senate, which acts as a brake on legislation, the original sin of the Constitution.

Yes we con-conAmerica might see a new constitutional convention in a few years

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The Constitution, Levinson wrote, places “almost insurmountable barriers in the way of any acceptable notion of democracy.” He acknowledged that the worst ...

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Part of: Democracy in America.


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Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic's most thought-provoking ...

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If the Iran deal had been a Senate-confirmed treaty, would Trump have been forced to stay in? Nope.

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“And remember those goofy old movies that showed everyone in thetwenty-first century wearing the same unisex outfit?”

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America's Political Reform Quandary

Let's reform U.S. politics and restore democracy to individuals.

Wilson and "Jingo", the American War Dog. The editorial cartoon ridicules jingoes baying for war.

To vote for Stephen A. Douglas in Virginia, a man deposited the ticket issued by the party in the official ballot box

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Senator Robert C. Byrd served in the Senate for 51 years. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

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Is patronage the oil that keeps our democracy turning?

Hundreds of thousands of Chileans protest the privatized pension system in Santiago in August 2016.

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Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Portland, Oregon during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

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Democracy in America. English Edition. Vol. 1 - Online Library of Liberty

As is clear from these pie charts, the voters who feel the system is “rigged” represent a majority more than twice as large as the citizens who believe that ...

Clifford K. Berryman's editorial cartoon of Oct. 19, 1948, shows the consensus of experts in mid-October

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A map, published in the Newark Daily Advertiser as the U.S. Senate was considering a Joint Resolution for the Annexation of Texas that had been adopted by ...

Barack and Michelle Obama, along with George and Laura Bush and Joe and Jill Biden, bow their heads in prayer during an interfaith memorial service in 2016 ...

Ryan Costello tried to focus on energy policy, but was swamped with questions about Charlottesville and Stormy Daniels.

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President George W. Bush, surrounded by leaders of the House and Senate, announces the Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces ...

The discoveries helped prompt senators to draw up legislation requiring American resource companies to disclose any payments to foreign governments.

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recognizes true democracy as requiring a respect for minority rights and the rule of law, freedom of speech and assembly, and a strong civil society.

Water... water... and maybe just a tiny piece of pie...”