Constitution Daily

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James Wilson, popular sovereignty, and the Electoral College

November 28, 2016 By Matt Riffe

One of many compromises at the Constitution Convention, the Electoral College gives the people a voice in the selection of the President.

Anything can happen when politics and sports mix

November 23, 2011 By Matt Riffe

Some things in life simply cannot go together: oil and water, vinegar and baking soda, and sometimes, politics and sports.

4 GOP kingmakers to watch as the primaries approach

October 10, 2011 By Matt Riffe

Chris Christie's announcement that he would not run for president sparked a new round of speculation that he would become a presidential “kingmaker.”

Will President Obama's speech tonight make a difference? Here are seven reasons to think it might

September 8, 2011 By Matt Riffe

A presidential address to a joint session of Congress can change the course of history.

"What's a straw poll?" + 6 other questions about primaries and caucuses

August 12, 2011 By Matt Riffe

What would the founding fathers say about a state that has seven electoral votes being the stepping stone in the nomination process?

What if our Constitution were created on Facebook?

June 27, 2011 By Matt Riffe

Iceland, the tiny country of only 320,000 people, is becoming the first nation in history to use the Internet to create a new constitution.

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