The Limits of Congressional Oversight

Countless texts throughout the history of our nation, from recordings of the discussions of our Founding Fathers themselves to modern political science textbooks all agree: “The Constitution grants no formal, express authority to oversee or investigate the executive or program administration.” Furthermore, “Oversight is an implied rather than an enumerated power under the U.S. Constitution. […]

Separation of Church and State – Revisited

Ok, I’ve thought about it, and here’s what I think: First the Constitution specifically forbids any religious test (Article VI, Section 3). So, Jeff Sessions was wrong on that point. You cannot exclude any candidate for public office or government appointee on the basis of their religious beliefs (or lack thereof).   HOWEVER, “separation of […]