Congress faces a big task this month trying to decide the fate of the controversial Section 215 program, which allows the NSA to collect huge amounts of phone records. So what exactly are its options?
In this excerpt from Dissent: The History of an American Idea, Ralph Young looks at how the limits of dissent as one of our nation’s defining characteristics were tested during World War I.
Few things are at the core of our constitutional process like presidential elections. And in some cases, little-known candidates get into the White House race in the most-interesting ways.
Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendency to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University says the definition of executive powers within the Constitution must be addressed during the 2016 campaign process.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a proposed change to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that would allow adversarial opinions in certain situations.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.
Today we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the 27th Amendment’s ratification. Here’s what you need to know.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Ellen Kreitzberg and David B. Rivkin Jr. to discuss a major Supreme Court case about the use of lethal injection as an execution method.
On National Teacher Day, Constitution Daily looks at 10 Presidents who were teachers in some capacity before they occupied the White House – including one who later married his own teacher.