A Constitutional Compromise Still Complicates Our Elections
110 years ago, three men set out on a bitter cold January 1 to walk from upstate New York to Virginia, and then over the Appalachians to Kentucky and Ohio. These were Shaker missionaries. Their goal was to spread the Shaker faith to the western United States.
The filibuster is once again in the news, as Republican Senators plan to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss its future. The filibuster is a peculiar and undemocratic practice of the United States Senate.
Recent controversies have raised questions about the Secret Service’s professionalism and ability to protect the President. This, in turn, raises another question: what is a “secret” service doing in the high-profile job of protecting the President?