Tuesday night, delivering his third State of the Union, Barack Obama has a choice. His could join the long list of predictable addresses, forgotten by daybreak. Or he could do something that might, if only for the moment, stifle his critics and provide the nation with a blueprint for a still young century.
Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1964). Here’s what you need to know.
More than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.
I am involved in the Occupy movement because I consider myself one of the people mentioned in the phrase “We, the people.”
As a fan of the National Constitution Center (you’re reading this post, right?), you probably noticed a certain word popping up at the Center itself and online. That word is FREEDOM.
As the power and status of the United States has increased in the 225 years since the Constitution was signed, what’s at stake every four years has only risen.
The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, so 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of this remarkable document.
In this installment, we look at SOPA—the Stop Online Piracy Act—currently being debated in the House.
While lower courts for years have often recognized a “ministerial exception” to federal, state and local laws against discrimination in the workplace, the Supreme Court itself had never done so. Although bold in some ways, the decision was, in fact, quite cautious.