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The U.S. Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, establishes the framework of America’s tripartite government and delineates powers among the three branches, and between the federal government and the states. Brookings experts offer their ideas on important policy issues that, fundamentally, are constitutional questions.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with small business owners at the White House in Washington October 11, 2013.
To Fix the Debt Ceiling, Executive Order not Obama’s Best Option
October 15, 2013, Philip A. Wallach
As the US approaches the debt ceiling, Phil Wallach argues that an executive order eliminating the debt ceiling is an unwise approach. In countering a FixGov post by Saul Jackman, Wallach argues that breaking the debt ceiling law may be the president's best option--not generating a constitutional crisis.
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October 14, 2013, Saul Jackman
October 11, 2013, John Hudak and Thomas E. Mann
August 9, 2013, Nathaniel Persily and Thomas E. Mann
July 23, 2013, Daniel L. Byman and Benjamin Wittes
July 15, 2013, Matt Bennett
July 1, 2013
Opinion | The Monkey Cage
July 1, 2013, Sarah A. Binder
Opinion | POLITICO
June 23, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Marvin Kalb
June 6, 2013, Richard Lempert
May 31, 2013, Darrell M. West and Beth Stone
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Robert M. Chesney
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies
William A. Galston
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
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