The separation of powers is not the only significant constitutional matter at stake in the debate about President Obama’s decision to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. In contention as well are the contours of representative government itself.
Reminding Americans of the value of a written constitution is just as important as cultivating their reverence for it, because the respect for government this attitude engendered helped give birth to a community.
Shikha Dalmia and Reihan Salam debate the politics and economics of immigration reform.
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The left does not want to acknowledge a fundamental conflict between two of its favorite ideological goals — more immigration and reduced income equality.
Numerous factors—including increasing government oversight of physician behavior and rising market pressures—contribute to low physician morale and the erosion of medicine as a profession. Restoring medicine as a profession requires changes in the attitudes and practices of physicians, organized medical societies, the government, and the private sector.
Citizenship education among American youth ought to be studied more systematically, more thoroughly, and with greater resources than it is at present.
Columbus Day is a most unusual American holiday and has become a day ‘to celebrate not only an intrepid searcher but the dreams and opportunities that brought so many here after him.’
The US military contributes to the American civic character by fostering and exemplifying the virtues of discipline and courage. But as American society grows increasingly uncomfortable with what the military has to believe and do to succeed on the battlefield, both the national defense and national character are likely to suffer.
In spite of the national debate over the efficacy of state-level exams, whether assessments in civics enhance democratic education remains largely unexamined. This paper uses a large 2012 national survey of 18–24-year-olds to examine the potential effect of civics assessments on civic outcomes.
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Maintaning a high level of government funding has become a major goal of the US scientific community and US universities, at a cost to the practice of science. This brief argues that reforms could begin with Washington setting a modest overhead rate for all federal grant recipients and for universities to sponsor pro bono research, reviving the land-grant university ethos of an earlier age.