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Founding Fathers



  • The Framers’ Answers to Three Myths About Impeachment

    by Garry Wills

    Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who has been overseeing the impeachment hearings, is badly misrepresenting the Constitution when he says that the Congress is a co-equal branch of government with the presidency.


  • Benjamin Franklin, Religious Revolutionary

    by J.D. Dickey

    Surprisingly, however, during America’s first major evangelical revival — the Great Awakening of the 1730s and ’40s — one of its most important figures had little use for religious conservatism. In fact, he wasn’t a preacher at all, but the reform-minded, freethinking Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin.



  • Review of “The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists”

    by Christine Talbot

    “Lisa Pace Vetter’s book, The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists, examines the political theories of seven women who were central figures in American political thought, despite their exclusion from the contemporary canon."



  • This Is Why the Impeachment Clause Exists

    by Adam Serwer

    The authors of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of a corrupt president who would abuse his official powers to stay in office.