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    Electors in the Electoral College

    John Fortier, author of “After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College,” discussed the…

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    The Role of the Federal Government in Elections

    New America Foundation political reform project senior fellow Lee Drutman talked the federal…

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    The Idea of Proportional Allocation of Electoral Votes

    University of Baltimore Law Professor Kimberly Wehle talked about the electoral college and the idea of…

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    The Constitutional Foundation for State Voting Laws

    University of Baltimore Law Professor Kimberly Wehle talked about her book on the history and future of…

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    The Benefits of Federalist Systems of Government

    In the context of COVID-19, University of California Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo discussed the…

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    McDonald v. Chicago and Local Gun Restrictions

    Attorney Erin Murphy explained the Supreme Court Case McDonald v. Chicago (2010) and its ruling. She…

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    The Political Status of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

    This bellringer focuses on the history of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, along with its current status…

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    Mormons and the End of Polygamy

    Richard Turley talked about Wilford Woodruff, the fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of…

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    Hurricane Maria Recovery in Puerto Rico

    This bellringer focuses on the testimony of Omar Marrero, Director of the Commonwealth's Central Office…

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    History of Puerto Rico's Economy

    In 2016, a government oversight panel was created to improve Puerto Rico's government-debt crisis. These…

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    California's "Top Two Primary" System

    Professor and author Michael Alvarez explains and evaluates California’s “Top-Two” primary system.

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    Urban Policies Impacting the Flint Water Crisis

    Journalist Anna Clark talked about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. She discussed the causes of the…

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    The Necessary and Proper Clause

    Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution begins "The Congress shall have Power To" and goes on to…

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    The Commerce Clause

    In Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, Congress is granted the expressed power "To regulate…

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    Mandates

    A mandate is a federal order imposed upon states in order to meet a federal government goal; an unfunded…

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    Ballot Measures and Direct Democracy

    The Hill National Correspondent Reid Wilson discusses ballot measures and ways that voters can…

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    Block Grants

    BLOCK GRANTS are provided by the federal government to support collections of general programs…

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    Categorical Grants

    CATEGORICAL GRANTS are the primary source of federal aid to states and are provided for specific…

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    Federal Grants

    Federal grants are funding provided to state and local governments by the federal government toward a…

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    Federalism and the 10th Amendment

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh explained the concept of federalism and how the 10th Amendment to…

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