In a historic ruling, but one that the judges insisted was narrow in scope, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday nullified California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, finding “Proposition 8” amounted to a form of unconstitutional discrimination against a “disfavored” group.
The problem we have today is that there has been a serious divergence between the size of government that people want and what they are willing to pay for.
A little more than a decade ago, Edward Luttwak, the renowned military strategist, wrote a provocative essay in Foreign Affairs entitled, “Give War a Chance.”
Exhibit Developer Sarah Winski and Registrar Stephanie Weiner share insights and information about the National Constitution Center’s rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln.
News headlines, politicians, and hot-button issues come and go, but one 225-year-old document continues to emerge in our conversations about our nation’s most important questions and challenges: the Constitution.
On February 5, people across the globe will gather to watch Super Bowl XLVI. The worldwide popularity of the NFL’s end-of-the-season championship showcase serves to underscore the dominance of the NFL’s hegemony over the American sporting landscape. Since the AFL-NFL merger established the modern NFL in 1970, there have been few challenges to the NFL’s […]
Aside from the sometimes heated rhetoric recently in the Republican presidential race about “dictatorial” judges, there is an ongoing, civil discourse about various ways to ensure that the Supreme Court does not have the last word on the Constitution’s meaning.
Yesterday I testified before the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing titled “Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions.” I was depressed about the state of our tax system before I started preparing. Then I started prepping and became distraught.
At a recent meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, Secretary Ray LaHood subdued the crowd by suggesting it was “very unlikely” that a transportation reauthorization bill will pass during the current session of Congress.
The students have been given camera equipment and extensive basic media training in order to make short pieces of visual content documenting the people and events that tell the story of civic engagement in their countries.