Living with the Constitution

A 2020 Primer on the US Constitution: Article II, Executive Moments

“I have such a bully pulpit.” —President Theodore Roosevelt (bully: as in “awesome” or “splendid”) Continuing our series on the U.S. Constitution Jimmy Morgan, MMN columnist of History in the News, explores…

The Equal Rights Amendment Remains Out of Reach

American women won the right to vote in 1920, but equal rights? That is one goal that is still out of reach, despite recent efforts to revive the never-ratified Equal Rights Amendment.…

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The 19th Amendment Turns 100

Above, the cover of a 1911 Suffragist Pamphlet celebrating the passage of California’s Proposition 4 and showing the American West as the leader in the push for Women’s rights. Image courtesy of…

A 2020 Primer on the U. S. Constitution: Origins & Compromise

Jimmy Morgan will continue with Part II of this 2020 Primer on the United States Constitution in the February 21 issue of the Messenger Mountain News. Our re-acquaintance with the country’s founding…

Freedom of Religion

The first clause of the First Amendment, that Congress shall “Make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” is routinely challenged and has been since its…

The Supreme Law of the Land

With 2020 promising to be not just another presidential election year but a political year with multiple challenges, we at the Messenger Mountain News believe it’s time to reacquaint ourselves with the…