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The Constituion in podcast/ video form

The Constitution Society has some excellent video clips and podcasts on the subject of constitutional reform- most are only a couple of minutes in length. I would strongly recommend watching and noting some of the following: This debate on whether or not to codify our constitution- is a 25/40 mark essay on the subject distilled … Continue reading

The House of Lords

House of Lords reform has been one of the most controversial areas of constitutional reform since 1997. Here are two excellent posts by Andrew Blick from the Democratic Audit blog: This one looks at the consequences of an elected chamber for the constitution http://www.democraticaudit.com/what-would-be-the-constitutional-consequences-of-lords-reform While this second piece argues that the piecemeal nature of the … Continue reading

Bipartisan Immigration Reform

An interesting piece in the Lexington concerning fresh hope for a bipartisan solution to the immigration problem. http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2013/01/immigration-reform-0

Roe v Wade- The 40th Birthday

Roe v Wade is 40 years old this year. This seminal SCOTUS ruling is still as relevant to American politics today as it has ever been. The New Yorker has produced an excellent set of articles on the significance and relevence of Roe v Wade. http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2013/01/28/130128taco_talk_toobin http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/11/14/111114fa_fact_lepore And for those of you who would rather … Continue reading

Obama’s Second Term

The inaugeration of President Obama has sparked a flurry of articles about his achievements/legacy and second terms in general. Here are links to one or two of the best: Firstly the Economist looks to the history books- with a piece entitled ‘How will history view me’. The article suggests that Obama has to focus on the … Continue reading