Imperfect Union series
Congress vs. Parliament (three parts)
Our two-party system (two parts)
Electoral College (six parts)
• Our Electoral College system is weird — and not in a good way
• 10 reasons why the Electoral College is a problem
• Why the Constitution’s Framers didn’t want us to directly elect the president
• Picking a president: dangers — and weird outcomes — of the Electoral College
• In defense of the Electoral College system … and some responses
• How to work around the Electoral College — without amending the Constitution
Constitution is unconstitutional (one part)
Judicial branch (six parts)
• Some constitutional myths about the Supreme Court
• The Supreme Court’s early years: When censorship was constitutional?
• Why should the unelected Supreme Court get the final say about our laws?
• How the Supreme Court has come to play a policymaking role
• Something changed: Picking a Supreme Court justice is now a partisan battle
• Some ideas to limit the ‘supremacy’ of the U.S. Supreme Court
Congressional gridlock (two parts)
Changing the Constitution (five parts)
• Constitution nearly impossible to amend: Is the bar too high?
• Constitutional amendments so far: Most have been for the better
• Fixing our system: Would another constitutional convention do the trick?
• Bottom line: Here’s the biggest problem with the Constitution
• For better or worse, an old, flawed and hard-to-amend Constitution binds us
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