A surprising take on the Constitution in NYT's opinion newsletter

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Eric Black I peruse an email every day from the New York Times, linking to the offerings of their op-ed page and usually with a smart, chatty, liberal intro by columnist David Leonhardt, who is also associate editor of the Times Opinion operation.But Leonhardt is on vacation and the Times is allowing various outsiders to write that daily note. Today, the first day of this experiment, they handed the task over to Meagan Day and Bhaskar Sunkara of the socialist magazine Jacobin. They took their opportunity to blame the U.S. Constitution for Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate.This was both surprising and interesting, perhaps especially to Constitution nerds like me. Here are their first two paragraphs:Consider a few...

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A surprising take on the Constitution in NYT's opinion newsletter

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