Ryan Cooper has an opinion piece in The Week with the provocative title, "America's Constitution is terrible. Let's throw it out and start over."
- Get rid of the Senate filibuster—super majorities are undemocratic
- Radically change the way House members are elected—gerrymandering is just plain wrong
- Neuter the Senate—too damn much power to low-population states
- Elect the president from the House—a separately elected president “increases tyranny and undermine democracy”
- Throw the entire Constitution in the garbage—git rid of the “ancient, janky mechanisms of the American Constitution”
The first two aren’t even part of the Constitution and the fifth is a lazy redundancy unbefitting a professional journalist. Edicts one and two can be changed by the revered legislature that Copper wants to give additional powers. After tossing away the chaff, neutering the senate and having the house elect the president are the only substantive changes. Both of these are designed to reinstate the Articles of Confederation.