Voters in about a dozen states head to the polls tomorrow to help select the next presidential nominees in a ritual called Super Tuesday. So how did we get this primary season free-for-all and why does it matter?
In this commentary, Ron Formisano of the University of Kentucky sees historical echoes in the populist campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
The 22nd Amendment sets a two-term limit on the office of the President. Should members of the other two branches follow the same rule?
On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson learned of a shocking piece of paper that made America’s entry into World War I inevitable. And current research shows the Americans didn’t know everything German diplomats intended.
Judge James Wynn of the Fourth Circuit and Chief Judge Theodore McKee of the Third Circuit discuss the meaning of the 14th Amendment and the impact of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Communications scholar Geoffrey Cowan and presidential historian David Greenberg offer a behind-the-scenes look at the history and influence of the presidential campaign — from Theodore Roosevelt and the first presidential primary, to current elections.
On this day in 1870, an African-American politician was seated in the United States Senate for the first time, but only after Republican leaders rebuffed a challenge based on the infamous Dred Scott decision.
The National Constitution Center breaks down the numbers for the March 1 Super Tuesday primary for the Republican Party, which uses different delegate selection rules than the Democrats use.
The National Constitution Center looks at the numbers for the March 1 Super Tuesday primary for the Democratic Party, which differs from the GOP because of the influence of Super Delegates.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how Supreme Court nominee gridlock could lead to a very unlikely, but not unprecedented, option for the Chief Justice.