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Examination of the roots and effects of American political system
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How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
“A fraud on the American public.” That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right to a gun. When he spoke these words to PBS in 1990, the rock-ribbed conservative appointed by Richard Nixon was expressing the longtime consensus of historians and judges...
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The U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to Amend. Blame the Founders.

The U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to Amend. Blame the Founders. | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
In his new book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, John Paul Stevens argues for amending the Constitution to promote democracy and rights. Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010, knows a lot about the nation’s founding document and thinks that it...
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Presidential Power vs Congressional Inertia - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Presidential Power vs Congressional Inertia - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
In his State of the Union address, Obama said he would work around Congress. What are the strengths and risks of such action?
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The Forgotten Virtues of Tammany Hall

The Forgotten Virtues of Tammany Hall | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Political machines served the people when the government didn’t.
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National Priorities Project

National Priorities Project | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Non-partisan research group that provides clear, transparent federal budget information and catalyzes movement towards equitable federal spending and tax policy.
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Right vs. Left in the Midwest

Right vs. Left in the Midwest | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Minnesota and Wisconsin are good places to compare modern progressivism and the new right.
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Blocking Presidential Nominees

Blocking Presidential Nominees | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Chart showing the proportion that have been used on high-level nominations and table of the nominees currently awaiting confirmation.
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On the Face of It: How We Vote

On the Face of It: How We Vote | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
When we think we are making rational political judgments, we might just be picking someone based on his or her face.
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Talking Transition: New York City Open Mayoral Transition - Splash

Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City. Join New Yorkers online, in the streets, and in a new meeting place on Canal Street to help shape the transition to a new mayor. The election may be over, but you can continue to make your voice, your question, your idea, and your neighborhood heard.

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Trench Democracy in Schools: an Interview with Principal Donnan Stoicovy | Boston Review

Trench Democracy in Schools: an Interview with Principal Donnan Stoicovy | Boston Review | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
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Interactive: Seeking Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address

Interactive: Seeking Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
A series of photographs captured in November 1863 give us a sense of what happened when Lincoln delivered his famous speech
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What 60 years of political gerrymandering looks like

What 60 years of political gerrymandering looks like | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Last week I looked at the state of gerrymandering in the 113th Congress. Here's how it has changed over time.
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How to fix the Second Amendment

How to fix the Second Amendment | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Just add five words, says former justice John Paul Stevens.
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The State of the Weak and Vague Presidency

The State of the Weak and Vague Presidency | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Presidential powers are ill-defined and very much in the eye of the beholder. 
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The rise of a new US federalism - FT.com

The rise of a new US federalism - FT.com | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Barack Obama will deliver his sixth annual State of the Union to Congress next week. He will beseech lawmakers to enact many things, few of which will happen. The same will probably be true of his seventh and eighth.
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What Confucius Teaches Us About Modern American Justice

What Confucius Teaches Us About Modern American Justice | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Massachusetts prosecutors will try Philip Chism, a 14-year-old accused of murder, as an adult. Ancient Chinese philosophy explains why this is a bad idea.
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Machiavelli Was Right

Machiavelli Was Right | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.
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The Water's Edge » Does Congress Shape the Conduct of American Diplomacy?

The Water's Edge » Does Congress Shape the Conduct of American Diplomacy? | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Yesterday marked the 94th anniversary of one of the most significant turning points in American foreign policy history: the Senate’...
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Did the British invent the West? Daniel Hannan on the world of English freedoms

Did the British invent the West? Daniel Hannan on the world of English freedoms | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
It's no accident that the English-speaking nations are the ones most devoted to law and individual rights, writes Daniel Hannan.
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Commentary: Congress' Worst-of-Both-Worlds Approach to Foreign Policy | The National Interest

Commentary: Congress' Worst-of-Both-Worlds Approach to Foreign Policy | The National Interest | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
() The role of Congress in the conduct of foreign policy has become nearly the opposite of what the founders of this country intended. The architects of the Constitution placed the day-to-day conduct of diplomacy in the hands of the executive branch.
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The trouble with democracy

The trouble with democracy | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. But what's the alternative? And can we rely on muddling through? By David Runciman
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Our Founding Fathers Never Imagined Congress Would Behave This Badly | Praxis | Big Think

Our Founding Fathers Never Imagined Congress Would Behave This Badly | Praxis | Big Think | Foundations of Government | Scoop.it
James Madison’s analysis of the American republic is often praised for its brilliance, but the 4th president could not have envisioned the chutzpah and anti-government zeal of the 2013 House Republicans.
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