The ballot for the June 11th status referendum in Puerto Rico originally informed voters that future U.S. citizenship was guaranteed only under statehood. The Department… Read More »How to Guarantee U.S. Citizenship after the Plebiscite
The fate of U.S. citizenship in a new nation of Puerto Rico has been the subject of debate for many years. In Puerto Rico, intense… Read More »What Will Happen to U.S. Citizenship in a New Nation of Puerto Rico? The Word from Washington
The current polarization of the two major political parties in the United States can make it hard to get across the idea of bipartisan cooperation… Read More »“PROMESA” Floor Debate Makes a Great Civics Lesson
On July 25, 1961, President Kennedy signed a “Memorandum of the President to Heads of the Executive Departments and Agencies,” regarding arrangements for conducting federal… Read More »How Puerto Rico’s “Autonomy Without Accountability” Led to Current Financial Crisis
Many Americans continue to be confused about Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States. The Skimm says Puerto Rico is “like a college kid —… Read More »The Relationship between Puerto Rico and the U.S.