Legislators both state and national get accused of "kicking the can down the road," putting off tough decisions on knotty problems.
When you think about it, the founders of the American republic did the same thing. They could not agree on slavery, for example, and the country had to put that issue to rest generations later.
The issues on which the founders could not agree get a book of their own: Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today.
Flaws in the Constitution? Married authors Cynthia and Sanford Levinson lay out the details in the book, written for younger readers.
Sandy Levinson visits with some of the highlights.