Shutdown, Debt Ceiling: The Constitutional Limits of the World Superpower

Since October 1, the United States administration has been functioning at minimum capacity due to the Republican-led House of Representatives and the Democratic-led Senate’s inability to reach a consensus over next year’s budget. Meanwhile, they are also negotiating another raise of the country’s legal debt ceiling – the current one will be reached on October […]

Constitution Reform: A Tale of Two Countries

The constitutional history of the United States is simple. A first drafting attempt was made in 1777 and resulted in the Articles of the Confederation. Ten years later, 55 delegates from the 13 States of the Union met in Philadelphia and after weeks of debate between the supporters of the Confederation and the defenders of […]