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The D.C. Statehood Bill is Unconstitutional

The White House recently issued a statement endorsing a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C.  It said, “For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington DC have been deprived of full representation in the US Congress. This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic

Opinion

Opinion: Why Puerto Rico’s Upcoming Statehood Vote Matters

On November 3rd — after 122 years under the American flag and for the first time — the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico will be asked whether they favor statehood with a simple “YES or NO” question. This vote will mark a historic moment not just for Puerto Rico, but for America as a whole, made

Opinion

Opinion: Statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico

Opposition to statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico has emerged as a selling point among Republicans running for re-election. President Trump, for example, opposes statehood for D.C. evidently because voters there are likely to elect Democrats to Congress; and he opposes statehood for Puerto Rico because, as he has complained, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of

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