September 27, 2017

When I speak to audiences of children about my books on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, I emphasize the role of debate and compromise in the creation of both of these charters of government. I say that compromise means giving up something to get something. I expla...

January 20, 2017

I'm an optimist, and a wait and see kind of guy. I'm not happy about the incoming administration, but I'm going to hold my fire for now. I believe in the system, I believe in separation of powers, I believe in checks and balances. I believe they are there for a reason,...

January 19, 2017

Dear Mr. Trump:

This week you will take the oath of office as President of the United States. It is one of the great moments in our constitutional democracy – the peaceful transition of power to a freely elected new chief executive. This does not happen in every country...

November 30, 2016

Here's my latest op ed in the Baltimore Sun. 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-electoral-college-20161123-story.html

November 4, 2016

As the author of a book on presidential elections for children in grades 3 through 5, every election year I get invited to speak about the election process at book fairs, in libraries, at bookstores, and especially at schools.

Except, not so much this year.

I suspected t...

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We're a great country no doubt, but we can still learn from others. Read more in my latest op ed in The Baltimore Sun. 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/new...

We're Number One! . . . Well, Sort Of

November 6, 2017

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