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Federalism news and analysis from The Nation
July 18, 2017
ALEC Is Talking About Changing the Way Senators Are Elected and Taking Away Your Vote
A proposed resolution advocates for overturning the 17th Amendment so Republican-controlled state legislatures could pick senators.
February 8, 2017
Did Trump Break the Law With His Executive Order on Regulations?
A new lawsuit filed in DC makes the case.
January 4, 2016
What Do the Bundy Brothers Have Against Wildlife?
The occupiers at Malheur are seeking to overturn vital federal land management and environmental protection.
October 30, 2015
Sheldon Wolin, 1922–2015
The late scholar and
contributor brought left-leaning political philosophy to the fore.
September 24, 2015
Will Catalonia’s Regional Elections Lead to the Breakup of Spain?
The drive for independence is growing, sparking similar movements in the Basque Country and Galicia—and complicating politics for the new leftist party Podemos.
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July 4, 2015
July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence Is Published
"We celebrate, in short, not simply the national independence, or the return of peace, but the close of the agitation about slavery, and the extinction of slavery itself."
April 7, 2015
Rand Paul Loves Big Government
When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.
March 23, 2015
It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.
January 21, 2015
This Long-Lost Constitutional Clause Could Save the Right to Vote
It’s time to start enforcing Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.