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Syria’s Kurds Work All the Angles for Autonomy

Syria’s Kurds Work All the Angles for Autonomy

It’s an idea that Syria, Russia and the US all might be willing to tolerate. Turkey however … Outside the headlines, something remarkable is going on in Syria. The Kurds, making a long-term play for an autonomous region, seem to have decided that their...
Trump’s Right, the Constitution Is ‘Archaic’

Trump’s Right, the Constitution Is ‘Archaic’

Is the Constitution archaic, as President Donald Trump implied recently in an interview with Fox News? The answer is a resounding yes — if you’re an originalist, as Trump claims to be. The president unwittingly hit on the best possible justification for a living...
National Monuments Are Safe From Presidential Whims

National Monuments Are Safe From Presidential Whims

The next fight over the legality of President Donald Trump’s executive orders will be about the designation of national monuments. Trump’s order to review all major monument declarations in the last 20 years sets the stage for reversal of some or all of President...
The Politics of a Constitutional Crisis

The Politics of a Constitutional Crisis

Many constitutional systems around the globe have been tested in 2016. Turkey, Poland, the UK, the U.S. — each case sheds some light on how different constitutional arrangements respond to the challenges of political factions. Begin with the worst constitutional...