The direct election of U.S. Senators has robbed Congress’ upper chamber of its grace and gravitas. It’s time to change that.

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Last September, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in the Wall Street Journal decrying the Senate’s breakdown in decorum. He argued that the ‘world’s greatest deliberative body’ had fallen from the grace it was enumerated with by our country’s Framers. But far from just rage against the decline in…

The jury’s decision was both an affront to justice and a breach of common law

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It was only on Friday last week that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was found in a Wisconsin court room. The charges stem from his August 2020 fatal shooting of two protestors during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Those on…

It’s time to examine what statehood really means for D.C. and America’s outlying territories

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A day after the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) for the district’s three quarters of a million citizens. She argued that had D.C. been a state instead of a federal district, she would have been able to activate the…

Republicans have railed against Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan as a ‘blue state bailout.’ Yet this political maneuvering ignores the economic reality on the ground.

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Last week, the House of Representatives President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act by a vote of 219–212. The $1.9 trillion fiscal measure now heads to the Senate, which will pass its own version of the bill and send it back to the House for a final vote. After…

The Senate must take action or risk plunging the republic into constitutional chaos

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Last Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) forced a vote on the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, failing . Five of Sen. Paul’s GOP colleagues — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Patrick Toomey (R-PA) joined all 50…

Conservative Republicans’ principles of tradition and free enterprise are on an irreconcilable collision course, and Trumpism is only making the problem worse.

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The History of Republicans and Democrats

Historically, American politics has long had an electoral dichotomy split between the pro-labor and civil rights platforms of liberals and the Judeo-Christian values and laissez-faire economics of conservatives. …

Vincent Giordano

Politics and economics writer, among other things.

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