2011 PJP Fellow Andrew Hedlund asks: Does the mere imposition of a debt ceiling violate the 14th Amendment?
Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment asserts that “the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law…shall not be questioned.” So, does President Obama really need to get Congressional approval to raise the debt ceiling? Andrew Hedlund, a 2009 PJP Fellow and a student at Arizona State University, published this discussion… [Continue Reading]
The lineup of those on the fringes of political partydom is replete with satirists, activists, and opportunists.
See the chalk mural timeline created by Spray, an artist, political activist and educator.
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On July 20th, Neil and Buzz would land…if all went well.
Protection against double jeopardy begins the moment that a jury is chosen and sworn in. The key question for Roger Clemens is when it stops.
Candidate pledges are paving the presidential campaign-trail.
I’d heard the story abouit John Adams before, but never sitting in Congress Hall, the place where it actually happened.
July 16 is a difficult date for me, a painful reminder of how, I, the City of Philadelphia, lost my title as the nation’s capital.
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