The Electoral College: Essential to Our Federal Republic

In a previous article, we discussed how the electoral college works. In another, we discussed what happens if it fails to produce a majority for President or Vice President. A lot of people wonder why we have the electoral college. Many wonder why we don’t replace it with direct counts of the popular vote. Here, we will consider why we have the Electoral College and why it is important to American federal republicanism.

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Political Discourse: Thoughts from Alexander Hamilton

In Federalist No. 1, Alexander Hamilton explains how we should be talking about important public matters. How do we deal with disagreement? How should we deal with disagreement? What does it take to have civil political discourse?

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The Federalist Papers: A Brief Introduction

The Federalist Papers are perhaps the most cited source when writing about the Constitution. Often, they are simply referred to as the Federalist. In this essay, we will look at what the Federalist is. We will also describe its historical context and purpose.

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