Happy Constitution Day! In Why the Constitution Matters, Harvard Law professor Mark Tushnet poses a seemingly simple question and provides us with a thoroughly unexpected answer, forcing us to question our understanding of the Constitution. He broadens our understanding of the Constitution and shows us how this document structures our
Election season brings, as always, a contentious bout between “sides.” In the American two-party system, this concept is facilely reduced to a contest between Republicans and Democrats, but the oversimplification is revealing of how Americans gain access to the democratic process. If party leaders have created a deadlock of partisan
Tuesday was a major event for midterm primary elections; eleven were held that day, and the results revealed a great deal about the current state of partisan and electoral politics. There were high-profile candidates stepping into political races for the first time, as well as high-profile incumbents facing primary challenges.