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Puerto Rico and the Senate

The latest constitutional brainstorm on the Left is the idea that the Senate is "Affirmative Action for White People." That's the headline over David Leonhardt's column in Monday's New York Times. He offers a plan to ameliorate the racial preference that he reckons the current Senate gives to whites. The nub of it is to make Puerto Rico and the Columbia District our 51st and 52nd states. Go ahead, we say, make our day. It's not clear to us that Congress has the power to enact statehood f...