James Madison

Senate Republicans should shut Democrats down to save the institution

The good news from Washington is that right before departing for its August recess, the Senate confirmed 67 of President Trump’s nominees, including …

U.S. Congress

People Demanding Removal of Confederate Statues Mock the Reason They Were Erected in the First Place

In the wake of a tragic weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, many have renewed the call to remove certain statues from public display — namely those …

History

17 people who accomplished incredible things at a shockingly young age

Picture a wunderkind. The names of tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegel, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates tend to come to mind when we're …

History

What Would Madison Do About the Budget?

When it comes to government, I am a die-hard Madisonian. The chief intellectual architect of our constitutional order knew that public officials would always be torn between self-interest and concern for the common good. And he knew that in times of conflict, reason would often give way to passion. …

Opinion

Trump, North Korea, Constitution

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b>On matters of war and peace, the U.S. Constitution speaks in prime colors, not pastels.<br>President Donald Trump is prohibited from …

North Korea

In three years, Marshall’s Clara Ford went from JV player to Division I prospect

Liz Reed was settling into the bleachers ahead of the junior varsity game when an unusual sight snagged her attention.<p>Reed, the head coach of Jefferson’s girls varsity team, watched closely as Marshall sent a 6-foot-3 center out for the jump ball. She had rare size for any high school girl, let …

College & University

'The new arms race': Recruiting battles get creative, graphic on social media | Miami Herald

Perhaps if Don Draper had risen to prominence in a different era, "Mad Men" would have been about the director of creative media for a college …

College & University

India Proved That Madison Was Right About Federalism

An innovation by one of America's Founding Fathers helps hold together the diverse nation.<p>It’s easy to think of all the ways India and the U.S. are different, vastly separated by size, culture, religion and wealth. Yet the two are governed by a remarkably similar structure: democratic federalism, …

Business

Eagles add potential punt returner, release ex-CFL corner

The Eagles’ roster tweaking continued Sunday when the team signed wide receiver and returner Rashard Davis, an undrafted rookie from James Madison, …

NFL

Prep Underway for Bahamas Preseason Trip

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – As mid-August hits, Boston College's fall sports teams are already deep into preseason training. Their seasons start this …

Boston College Eagles

This Is the Bleakest Moment for America in My Lifetime

Anyone who followed the presidential campaign saw this coming.<p>Back in February, before the prion disease that has afflicted conservative politics for four decades reached its current, virulent stage, and when people still thought that the president* had some sort of pivot left in him, his original …

Republican National Convention

A presidential estate opens its doors to conversation on slavery

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> As part of our ongoing Race Matters Solutions series, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault recently visited Montpelier, the …

Black History

How this slave descendent is helping reframe history at Madison’s home

Leontyne Peck relocated to the rural Madison County area of Virginia a few years ago because she felt drawn to the area. She had no idea how deep …

Black History

Florida WR Brown Picks JMU

HARRISONBURG — James Madison coach Mike Houston called Reggie Brown to deliver a message the Rivals.com two-star wide receiver had been waiting …

College & University

From colonial times to Trump's America, trade is the key issue

It is the autumn of 1814. The British army has just burned Washington and is shelling Baltimore. Next, it is invading from the north along Lake …

History

Militarizing the Presidency

Since its origins, the United States has grappled with the role of the military in a democracy. Given Trump's latest moves, do the people still …

Foreign Policy

FCS football: The 10 best uniforms, according to fans

Some of the most passionate debates in sports revolve around uniforms, which means there isn't an official winner or loser, and the subject of the …

College & University

Congress Has a List, but That Isn’t in the Constitution

The 2016 law creating an oversight board for Puerto Rico blatantly violates the Appointments Clause.<p>The framers of the U.S. Constitution regarded the carefully wrought system of separated powers as essential to securing liberty, freedom and stability. In Federalist No. 48, James Madison warned that …

You Don’t Have to Commit a Crime to be Impeached

All that is needed is behavior incompatible with the nature of the office.

Constitutional Law

Congress Has a List, but That Isn't in the Constitution

The framers of the U.S. Constitution regarded the carefully wrought system of separated powers as essential to securing liberty, freedom and stability. In Federalist No. 48, James Madison warned that the legislature would try to be the most powerful branch, “everywhere extending the sphere of its …

Opinion

Evangelical adviser pushes Trump toward biblical nuclear strike

With the world nearing the nuclear brink, megachurch preacher Robert Jeffress can scarcely contain his apocalyptic glee.<p>Eager to pour gasoline on a …

Kim Jong-un

FCS poll: Five takeaways from the preseason top 25 rankings

We're inching closer to football season and the release of the FCS Coaches Poll and FCS STATS Preseason Top 25 Poll brings us one step closer. Every …

College Football

The Plain Answer to the Trump Pardon Question

As the special counsel's investigation widens, listening to James Madison helps.<p>Are there any limits on the president’s pardon power?<p>The question, which has generated vigorous debate this summer, has new relevance in view of special counsel Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation into “any links …

Law

Reigning FCS champ James Madison the preseason FCS No. 1

The reigning champions of FCS football will begin the new season as the top-ranked team.

College Football

Please, Won't Someone Fix Up This Gorgeous Maryland Farmhouse?

The potential is almost too much to bear.<p>Looking for a project? This beautiful, white farmhouse is for sale, and it has your name written all over it.<p>…

Country Lifestyle

What would the Founders say about the GOP’s immigration bill?

Posted August 05, 2017 08:34 AM by Chris Pandolfo<p>Photopa1 | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>Do immigration restrictions violate American …

Conservative View

Madison Adds Transfer OL

<b>HARRISONBURG</b> – James Madison has added an offensive lineman to its roster.<p>JMU coach Mike Houston said South Carolina transfer Pika Leota will join …

College & University

Should democracy depend on ‘we, the people’? Here’s what the framers wanted.

Welcome back to The Monkey Cage’s weekly presentation of Founding Principles, a series of short videos designed to explain American government and how it works — in theory and in practice.<p>The first five episodes looked at the basic structure of the government created by the U.S. Constitution — the …

Politics

How to Make the Senate Work Again

Keep the filibuster but change other rules that promote delay.<p>James Madison explained that the Constitution’s authors considered the Senate to be the great “anchor” of the government. The upper chamber has become an anchor, but I don’t think today’s dilatory Senate is what the Founders had in …

James Lankford

Is a president indictable? Why those maddening Founding Fathers failed to tell us.

Can a sitting president be indicted? Two eminent constitutional scholars have tried in the past few days to answer that question. One, Chapman University’s Ronald Rotunda, said yes. The other, Harvard’s Cass R. Sunstein, said no. They both make good points.<p>This is not a new debate. For decades …

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