The ideal of American democracy fits neatly in the framework of our Constitution, like a perfectly centered portrait entitled We The People. But when the frame is hung askew, it gets tough to read – thankfully, we have pictures to follow along with! In Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy, Dan Newman and George O’Connor dive into dark money in politics and detail the steps to take toward fixing a broken system. R. Sikoryak makes all aspects of the Constitution easy enough for even Homer Simpson to understand in Constitution Illustrated. And Cynthia Levinson‘s Fault Lines in the Constitution sheds light on how today’s political struggles have their origins in the decisions of our Founding Fathers.
Moderated by Jacob Brogan, assistant opinions editor at the Washington Post.