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 […]

Cumul des Mandats: Undermining Our Democracy

There is almost a tradition in France for elected officials to hold several offices at the same time: it is called the ‘cumul des mandats’, and it has been the subject of recurring debate and controversy in the country for several years now. Last spring, for the first time, the French elected a President who […]