Many of us have read the Federalist Papers, the articles penned by James Madison, John Jay and Alexander hamilton that helped win adoption of the U.S. Constitution. But almost as many are not familiar with the other side of the argument -- from the Anti-Federalists. They, too, wrote a series of articles on what they saw as the weaknesses and potential dangers in the proposed Constitution.
The gaggle of Democratic presidential candidates continues to issue position papers, each seemingly more intrusive and expensive than the last. Among the more costly plans floating in the political ether right now: Sen. Kamala Harris' proposed "LIFT the Middle Class Act."
The ongoing debate over what to do about the tide of immigrants flowing toward the nation's southern border raises questions about why so many people are leaving their homes in Central America to make the perilous journey north.