Sep 8

Constitution Check: Is legislative gridlock unconstitutional?



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The legislative process created by the Constitution is based on majority rule. But constitutional ideals are not always backed up by constitutional mandates.



Sep 7

How Congress spent its summer: 2011 vs. 1787



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Congress is back from recess today. See how their summer stacks up against a famous summer long ago.



Sep 6

IS EUROPE HAVING AN AMERICAN HISTORICAL MOMENT?



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European leaders, concerned about the growing fiscal crisis on that continent are examining the structure of the European Union, specifically the constitutional provision requiring decisions on many issues of importance to be determined by a unanimous vote of the member nations. That repeats the mistake of America’s first governing document, the Articles of Confederation, that… [Continue Reading]



Sep 6

Are you smarter than a twelfth grader? A back-to-school quiz



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Test your history knowledge. Just remember, no cheating!



Sep 2

THE CONSTITUTION IN OUR MIDST: A SAMPLE OF STORIES FROM JUST THE PAST FEW DAYS



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To our Fellows, and all other interested journalists, I suggest that you do what I did a few hours ago. I examined the news from the past week or so and came up with dozens of stories that have constitutional implications. Take a look at five of them… 1) “This is all about safety, not… [Continue Reading]



Sep 1

WHY DON’T THEY JUST COME OUT AND SAY IT? TEA PARTIERS ARE RUNNING AGAINST ABRAHAM LINCOLN



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“History is bunk,” pronounced Henry Ford in an expression that was widely appreciated in his era and in eras since. So you have to admire the members of the Tea Party, if only for their earnest attempts to reverse Americans’ aversion to the past by injecting “history” into the public dialogue. This is a movement… [Continue Reading]



Aug 31

Pox on history! What you didn’t learn about colonial medicine in school [VIDEO]



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How did smallpox impact the American Revolution?



Aug 29

Q&A: A handy guide to the congressional “supercommittee”



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Here are 10 things you should know about the bipartisan committee charged with reducing the federal deficit.



Aug 26

Ten things you should know about the Medal of Honor for its 150th anniversary



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The Medal is our nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.



Aug 25

Blame the Tea Party for the national debt crisis?



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The issue festered year after year while most national leaders chose to look the other way.