Why the “Natural-Born Citizen” Clause for President Needs to Go

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:21 am

While the news of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) renouncing his Canadian citizenship to bolster his case that he is truly a “natural-born citizen” is funny, the actual source of the issue is no laughing matter. Our Constitution still contains several arcane and downright stupid provisions that hurt our country. The ridiculous requirement that the President [...]

The Filibuster Should Be Traded for Eliminating Lifetime Judicial Appointments

By: Friday May 31, 2013 10:03 am

While it is unlikely to ever happen, I think the grand bargain Washington actually needs is eliminating the filibuster in exchange for an end to lifetime appointments for federal judges The filibuster is simply terrible. It is against the intent of the Constitution, it is anti-democratic, it destroys accountability, and it can cripple basic government. [...]

How About Real Senate Reform Instead of Just Special Privileges for the President

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:24 pm

I’m of two minds about President Obama’s shout out for Senate rules reform in his State of the Union speech. I’m glad he brought attention to the need for reform, but mostly I’m very disappointed with what he chose to call for. From the State of the Union: Some of what’s broken has to do [...]

Libya: Another Military Action with No End Game?

By: Monday March 21, 2011 9:01 am

Now that we have already spent $100 million on our newest “non-war” in Libya (because if we correctly called it a war that would mean President Obama is in violation of the Constitution), I’m left wondering: What is our end game? You simply can’t win a war using only targeted air strikes while trying to [...]

Why Don’t We Just Go A Step Further And Abolish The House?

By: Thursday December 10, 2009 11:59 am

If you ever wonder why the media does not pay a lot of attention to the House of Representatives, here is why. Pelosi said there’s “not much” chance the House will simply take up the Senate bill (a process known informally as “ping ponging”) but that differences between the two packages will be resolved in a [...]