No, The 25th Amendment Isn’t The Way To Solve The Donald Trump Problem

A Constitutional coup d’etat is not the way to solve the Donald Trump problem.

Can States Require Candidates For President To Release Tax Returns? Probably Not.

States are considering laws that would require candidates for President to release their tax returns, but such laws are probably unconstitutional.

Term Limits Only A Partial Solution To The Problems Plaguing Congress

Congressional term limits are a good idea, but they are only a partial solution at best and may not be the best solution to the problems facing our political system.

After Election Losses, Democrats Battle For Some Top Leadership Positions

In what seems like a replay of the primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, some top Democratic Party leadership positions may be in jeopardy.

Republicans Win Big In Kentucky, Setting Up A Big Fight Over Obamacare

Republican Matt Bevin picked up what comes as a surprise win to many observers, and that sets up a big fight over what had been a PPACA program that the White House has touted.

Driven Largely By Republicans, Public Opinion On The Supreme Court Hits A Low

Public opinion on the Supreme Court has declined significantly, largely because Republicans don’t like the Supreme Court very much right now.

Bobby Jindal Is Running For President For Some Reason

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal enters the Presidential race today, but it’s hard to see how he even manages to become a plausible candidate.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns As The Vultures Circle

FIFA’s President surprised everyone today by resigning, but he’s likely to stay in power for as long as another ten months.

Eliminate Midterm Elections? Only If You Want To Make Congress Even Less Representative

Two Duke University academics make an incredibly weak, ultimately unpersuasive, argument in favor of eliminating midterm elections by changing the length of Congressional terms.

The Phony Populism Of Politicians

Politicians on both sides of the aisle like to tell people they’re just “average Americans,” but they’re lying and the American people seem to have figured out that they’re lying.

In Many States, It’s A Midterm Election In Name Only

In many states, there aren’t really any races at all this year even if both parties have candidates on the ballot.

Time For A Single, Six-Year, Presidential Term?

An idea whose time has come? Not really.

Second Term Blues?

The sixth year of a presidency leads to some predictable commentary (and some comparative notes).

Debbie Dingell, Political Dynasties, And The Problem With Long-Term Incumbency

Debbie Dingell is set to continue an 80 year legacy of Dingells occupying the same seat in the House of Representatives. That’s not a good thing.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Preaching To The Choir Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

End Presidential Term Limits?

A third term for any of these guys? Don’t count on it.

Just Say No To A Constitutional Convention

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is the latest conservative to endorse the foolish idea of a Constitutional Convention.

John Dingell And The Problem With Long-Term Incumbency

As of today, John Dingell has been a Member of Congress for 20,997 days, a new record. That’s not something to celebrate.

Ed Koch Dead at 88

Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City and one of America’s most colorful politicians, has died at 88.

NHL Lockout Ends

The most idiotic labor dispute in sports history appears to have ended.

Lieberman Backs Term Limits For Senators on Way Out of Senate

Joe Lieberman has had a change of heart on term limits: He’s now for them.

War Against Youth?

The old have most of the money and power in our society, a trend that is accelerating.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Egypt: Don’t Use Our Constitution As A Guide

Ruth Bader Ginsburg had some advice on Constitution drafting for Egyptians

In New Hampshire, It’s Do Or Die For Jon Huntsman

Jon Huntsman has gambled everything on New Hampshire. It probably won’t pay off.

Rick Perry Loves the Constitution

Except, of course, the parts he doesn’t like.

GOP National Security Debate Live Blog

I’ll be liveblogging tonight’s Republican national security debate over at RealClearWorld along with a solid team of foreign policy analyst

Rick Perry: Radical Libertarian? Theocrat? No, Just Another Big Government Conservative

Rick Perry isn’t as radical as some on the left are saying, but that doesn’t mean he’s any good.

For A Guy Who Says He Likes The Constitution, Rick Perry Sure Wants to Change It A Lot

In the book he released last year , Rick Perry advocated far reaching changes to the Constitution.

Is Arizona’s ‘Birther’ Bill Unconstitutional?

Arizona’s so-called “Birther Bill” seems to violate several provisions of the Federal Constitution.

Egyptian Constitution Reform Committee Set to Report

The Constitutional Reform Commitee has finished its work and will report its recommendations to the military.

Is Rep. Giffords In Danger Of Losing Her Seat Due To Being Hospitalized?

An obscure Arizona law has raised questions over whether Congressman Gabrielle Giffords could lose her seat if she is disabled for an extended period.

Incoming House Majority Leader Endorses Plan To Destroy Constitution

Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is speaking positively about an Amendment that would drastically alter the relationship between the Federal Government and the states, and a method of ratifying it that could do serious damage to the Constitution as a whole.

Is The GOP Ready For The Tea Party ?

Some Republicans in Congress are worried they won’t be able to control the future Congressmen and Senators that the Tea Party might be sending to Washington.

Democratic Governors Warn White House On Immigration

The White House is making some very odd political choices in its response to the Arizona immigration law.

This Is Why It’s Good That It’s Hard To Amend The Constitution

A new poll shows that Americans have some odd ideas about the Constitution, and how to change it.