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George Thomas

George Thomas is the Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions at Claremont McKenna College and the author of The (Un)Written Constitution and The Founders and the Idea of a National University. Twitter: @GeorgeT_cmc.

Articles by George Thomas

March 25, 2022 5:17 am

The Constitution at War With Itself

Lincoln, slavery, and America’s second founding.
George Thomas
July 23, 2021 5:51 am

America’s Imperfect Founding

To insist that the founding was perfect is at odds with what the founders themselves thought and wrote in the…
George Thomas
July 3, 2020 5:30 am

The GOP Is Abandoning the American Idea

Do we still hold the proposition that “all men are created equal” to be self-evident? The party of Trump is…
George Thomas
June 16, 2020 5:22 am

The Presidency as Performance Art

Why govern when you can pose?
George Thomas
May 3, 2020 5:26 am

Constitutional Stupidity, Constitutional Tragedy

Bill Barr keeps on keeping on.
George Thomas
December 9, 2019 5:20 am

Impeachment and Constitutional Rot

We’re failing at the hard work of protecting and perpetuating our republican system.
George Thomas
November 27, 2019 9:38 am

Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman, and the American Creed

They make America great.
George Thomas
October 16, 2019 5:44 am

Donald Trump, Constitutional Ignoramus

He doesn’t understand the first thing about the charter he has sworn to “preserve, protect and defend.”
George Thomas