Jan 30

Turn off the TV? Scalia’s baffling civics lesson



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If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.



Jan 29

This week and the Constitution: SOTU, civility, education & more [VIDEO]



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News headlines, politicians, and hot-button issues come and go, but one 225-year-old document continues to emerge in our conversations about our nation’s most important questions and challenges: the Constitution. The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition,… [Continue Reading]



Jan 27

Shooting for the moon



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In 1969, Apollo spacecraft sent two successful misions to the moon, beating the Russians and a deadline set by President Kennedy earlier in the decade.



Jan 27

James Buchanan’s presidential senioritis



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On the eve of the Civil War, President James Buchanan was like a high school student with a bad case of senioritis. Buchanan could not wait to leave office.



Jan 26

Constitution Check: Where does the campaign against Citizens United go next?



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Because the Constitution makes it so difficult to add an amendment to it, and because there is such a deep disagreement about the role that money is to play in American politics, the chances that an anti-Citizens United amendment will gain enough support to pass remain slim, at best.



Jan 26

All the President’s Serifs: Typography on the Campaign Trail



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For better or for worse, the way a campaign uses typography can both affect and reflect public opinion.



Jan 25

U.S. v. Jones was a landmark digital privacy decision—but what about privacy in 2025?



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The Supreme Court’s decision this week in U.S. v. Jones is the most important privacy development of the Roberts era.



Jan 25

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Aquarians



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Although resolute, Aquarians are an incredibly open-minded and honest bunch. They are not afraid to reconsider their strongly-held opinions when they receive evidence that they have perhaps made a mistake.



Jan 24

Tonight: Obama’s judicial audience



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Editor’s note: as President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address tonight, the National Constitution Center will host a viewing party and will be live blogging on Constitution Daily. Of all the people who crowd into the Capitol for tonight’s State of the Union address, few will have as much power to influence President… [Continue Reading]



Jan 24

Watch the State of the Union with us!



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Cries of “Bingo!” will echo throughout the National Constitution Center as visitors compete to win prizes during our “State of the Union Bingo” viewing party.