In 1986, the Supreme Court forbid the execution of an individual convicted of murder, if that person was mentally incompetent at the time of the scheduled execution. An evolving case in Florida has brought that decision back into the headlines.
Should yoga sessions in public schools be subject to the same restrictions as religious ceremonies? A group of 60 Southern California parents thinks so–they want to pull yoga out of their school district’s curriculum.
At the 10th Annual Templeton Lecture: The Moral Case for Economic Liberty, Dr. Arthur Brooks and Richard Brookhiser looked at the concepts of economic liberty in the era of the Founding Fathers and today.
An online poll taken by millions of American students has forecast four presidential elections correctly. But will it get another election correct next Monday, when the public finds out the results from the OneVote 2012 project?
What are average citizens really thinking about the current election, and what it means for the issues they feel passionate about? We’ve analyzed more than 26,000 six-word speeches from our Address America project, and the need for unity is a constant theme.
In a sign that the presidential race may come down to a near tie, there are reports that Mitt Romney’s campaign has targeted a section of rural Maine that has its own electoral vote, instead of vote-rich Pennsylvania.
The real debate on Monday night wasn’t between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: It was between their surrogates on Twitter and other social media outlets.
Lyle Denniston examines a recent case of Texas public high school cheerleaders who claim free speech allows them to use religious statements at football games.
Earlier this month in the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney made an unusual argument by modern political standards: that long-term deficit spending is not just an economic issue, but a moral one.
The pollsters at Gallup have been on the defensive after issuing tracking polls showing Mitt Romney with a significant lead over President Barack Obama. But is the poll’s own track record that much different than other polls?