Federalism

Federalism is sacrosanct for conservatives, that is, unless a state wants to set stricter pollution rules or protect minorities' civil rights.
We are witnessing the spread of a progressive form of federalism under a GOP-led government.
Distrust to political leaders, the "elite" and the media has grown to exceptional levels even among the high-income and college
In the antebellum period, slave states used the autonomy allowed by the federal system to preserve slavery by arguing it
This week, Aung San Suu Kyi will walk to the podium in an assembly hall in Myanmar (Burma) and call to order representatives of the 135 ethnic peoples who make up the population of the country. In convening this Second Panglong Conference, she is resuming the work her father, Aung San, began in 1947, and left unfinished because assassins ended his life.
Federalism has been an important aspect and ingredient and many of the world’s community of nations. In fact, around 70% of
A widespread sentiment among more extreme conservatives -- including a surprising number of prominent Republican candidates, former candidates, office holders, and former office holders -- is that the 17th Amendment should be repealed.
The rules of statesmanship have been clearly mentioned in our past history like Mahabharata. Entire story is about good and
The states complained that Colorado's establishment of a legal, regulated market caused marijuana to flow into their states, thereby undermining their strict laws. This, they claimed, caused "irreparable injury" by draining their treasuries, placing stress on their criminal justice systems and endangering the health of their residents.
Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women's reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.
Now is the time for traditional American pragmatism, not ideology, from whomever is nominated and confirmed as a replacement. The new SCOTUS justice will help decide the safety of the air we breathe, among other weighty cases affecting generations to come.
In a time of increasing international rivalries and economic uncertainties emanating from China, historic allies of the Western World have much to gain by becoming closer, even if only by considering their own versions of each others' policies.
It's probably best that our nation's founders are not around to hear the current debate about education policy in the United States. Those who fought and worked so hard to create this new country likely would be badly confused, and probably greatly frustrated, by the language being used today.
Constantly raising fees and taxes at the state level to compensate for promised-yet-undelivered federal dollars is no way to efficiently run a government. The current transportation shortfall has been resolved for now, but this problem will continue to be a thorn in states' sides until they either remove the federal government's footprint from their transportation budgets, or significant reform occurs at the federal level.
Either way, they got a pretty clear message from the Supreme Court on Thursday: Take a sledgehammer to the Affordable Care
Slovenian poet and cultural critic Aleš Debeljak and I had a wide-ranging conversation on the reasons for Yugoslavia's unraveling, the literary landscape after the wars of the 1990s, the challenge of constructing a pan-European history, the brittleness of social and political institutions.
"Restoring the Constitution" is a phrase that is catching on with people as the influence of the tea party has grown. So is "federalism," as people lament a national government that seems to have become out of control and is spiraling our nation into a downfall.
Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.