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    What is Dark Money?

    Issue One’s Michael Beckel talked about the findings of the group’s year-long investigation into…

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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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    Stare Decisis and Common Law

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas discussed the idea of stare decisis and its history in the legal…

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    The Growth of Independents

    Unite America Executive Director Nick Troiano talked about why a growing number of citizens are choosing…

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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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    Judicial Activism

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh discussed his definition of judicial activism.

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    Judge Kavanaugh on the Federalist Papers

    In response to a question from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh discussed…

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    Concurrent Powers

    Concurrent powers are those shared by the state and federal government - as opposed to reserved powers,…

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    Ratification

    Ratification is the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement,…

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    Privileges and Immunities Clause

    Article IV, Section 2 of the United States Constitution provides that "The Citizens of each State shall…

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    Electoral College

    The United States Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution.…

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    Bill of Attainder

    Bill of attainder is an act of a legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of some crime…

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    Ex Post Facto Law

    Ex post facto law retroactively changes the legal consequences of actions that were committed or…

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    Inherent Powers

    Inherent powers are those not explicitly stated in the Constitution that allows the government to take…

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    Enumerated Powers

    Peter Sagal explains that enumerated powers are the expressed powers the federal government has. The…

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    Dual Federalism

    In a system of dual federalism, the national government and state governments are co-equal, with each…

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    The Slave Trade Compromise

    During the Constitutional Convention, a debate arose over the future of the slave trade in the United…

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    Social Contract

    A social contract (AKA a social compact) refers to an agreement among members of a society, and between…

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