Tag Archives: Constitution

April 1st Isn’t The Only Day for Fools

One rumor/conspiracy theory/lie that just keeps popping up (with the aid of some otherwise serious people) is that Barack Obama was not actually born in America, and therefore is not constitutionally eligible to be president.  The people who adhere to this … Continue reading

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The Ties That (Put Us in A) Bind

With my recent focus on the likely contenders in the 2012 presidential election, I got to thinking about that American institution that some of us love to hate around election time—the Electoral College.  The body was established in Article II, … Continue reading

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Mr. Speaker! The President of the United States!

Tonight, with these words, the president will enter the chamber of the House of Representatives to deliver his annual State of the Union address.  As with other things in our democracy, the media have given the speech a more ceremonial … Continue reading

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The First Tuesday after The First Monday in November

That’s the date mandated by Congress for presidential and congressional elections.  That means that Election Day can fall on a date between November 2 and November 8.  In most cases, Election Day will fall on the first Tuesday in November, … Continue reading

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Where It All Began: Philadelphia

Two weeks ago, my wife and I arrived in Philadelphia, PA from our home in central Mississippi. For the next four days we toured a modern multicultural metropolis that’s dappled with historical sites and drenched in American history. There are … Continue reading

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