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James Madison Would Be Horrified by a Tweeting President

The head of the National Constitution Center speaks out on how social media has eroded the founding father's vision for democracy.
Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP

In recent years, elected officials have flocked to social-media platforms to run their campaigns, stake their place on issues, and have a direct dialogue with their constituents and voters. To some, this signifies a more open and communicative approach to government. But James Madison, the Founding Father and

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