Jan 11

What Stephanopoulos could have asked about the Constitution and privacy



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Sure, Roe v. Wade and its effects are important to a lot of people. But if you want an example of how the Constitution, and the way it’s been interpreted by the judicial branch, affects your daily life, look no further than Internet privacy.



Jan 11

At the Table: Meet the Latvian Students – Part 3



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Recently, we introduced the first 7 students, last week, we introduced the next 7 students, and in this post, we introduce the final 7 student-written bios of participants from Riga Secondary School of Cultures.



Jan 10

Fighting for Democracy: Behind the Scenes, Part 6 – The Writers [VIDEO]



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This interview features the playwriting team behind the world premiere Fighting for Democracy theatrical performance: Suli Holum, playwright, Makoto Hirano, associate writer, and Allison Heishman, dramaturg.



Jan 10

Constitution Check: Can the Senate block the President’s appointment powers?



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The dispute between the former government legal officials and the President’s spokesman – a dispute that has now widened well beyond those combatants – is one of those constitutional controversies that remain truly unsettled even 225 years after the founding document was written.



Jan 10

What’s a presidential signing statement?



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A lot of crazy stuff tends to happen on New Year’s Eve. It’s amusing to analyze, say, the Lady Gaga–Mayor Bloomberg midnight kiss, but you’ve also probably heard about another buzzworthy, albeit less TMZ-worthy, event: President Obama’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The move was controversial primarily because the NDAA will allow… [Continue Reading]



Jan 9

A Constitution for Facebook?



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In Philadelphia 225 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was drafted. Now Pennsylvania is the site of the creation of a second Constitution as courts across the state determine what rules should govern social networks.



Jan 9

A better approach for corporate whistleblowers



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When it comes to corporate governance, Congress’s recent work has proved to be both meddlesome and counterproductive; Here is a solution that respects privacy interests even as it offers a constructive way for the reporting of misconduct.



Jan 7

At the Table: What’s In a Name?



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According to the Pennsylvania Civic Health Index, published in 2010, the more often families dine together, the more likely it is that they are civically engaged.



Jan 6

Stop Making Sense!



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Mitt Romney is the only traditionally credible candidate in the Republican field. That’s why he can’t break away from the pack.



Jan 6

Fighting for Democracy: Behind the Scenes, Part 5 – Stage Management [VIDEO]



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Fighting for Democracy unites a must-see, multimedia exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum with a stirring, original theatrical production created by the National Constitution Center.