States’ Wrongs

October 5, 2012 by  
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You like state control of health care, Gov Romney? Wanna debate the issue with the Father of the U.S. Constitution? “The mutability of the laws of the States is found to be a serious evil. The injustice of them has been so frequent and so flagrant as to alarm the most steadfast friends of Republicanism. […]

Bill of Rights and Wrongs

June 23, 2012 by  
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Recently I was part of an international jury at the 29th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition in Turkey. Some of the jurors and competitors were from countries where citizens who criticize the government can find themselves in prison. The cartoonists, and their editors, in those countries tread carefully. (Yet one of the main themes among […]

The Functional Founders

May 31, 2012 by  
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There’s general agreement that today’s Congress is totally dysfunctional. Conservatives and Tea Partiers proclaim that, if we go back to the time of the Founding Fathers and adhere to the Constitution, life would be simpler and better for everyone. They want us to believe that, while the Founders disagreed, they were like an a cappella […]