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How a Bill Becomes a Law

Last week, No Agenda discussed presidential executive actions, what they are, and where they come from. However members of the executive branch and the agencies that the executive branch oversees may only enforce an executive action until either (1) Congress establishes a law that overturns the executive action or (2) a court ruling overturns the executive action. 297 more words

U.S. First Congress: Debates Slavery, 1790

Anyone who has studied any American history knows that slavery existed at the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1788 and that the Constitution’s original Article I, Section 2 apportioned representatives in the House of Representatives “according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians no taxed, … 630 more words

History

Executive Orders on Invasive Species

As of January 20, 2017 we have a new administration in the White House, and with that has come a slew of executive orders. For better or worse, U.S. 783 more words

Plant Ecology

Constitution Tuesday: 1st Amendment

Welcome to the very first Constitution Tuesday, where we make civics cool.  Okay, maybe not cool in a Cher-and-Dionne-from-Clueless sense, but more in a words-we-can-understand-breakdown-with-context kind of sense.   1,212 more words

Activism

Trump to Remove References to the Constitution from the White House

Upon taking office Donald Trump’s Administration deleted or removed all references to climate change from the White House website.

Later, the administration instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website too. 142 more words

National Politics

From NPR News: 75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order http://n.pr/2lzlTJc

Current Events & STEM/HAL/EMC

The Republic is Under Attack

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 528 more words