As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.
In the fictional “Killing Lincoln,” Bill O’Reilly touts Lincoln as our best president. In part, that accolade is based on the perception of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, riding a rocket that had a nasty tendency to blow up.
The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.
In exploring the quest for the American ideal, Bruce Springsteen has used the freedom of expression to make powerful comments on his country, government and the lives of “We the People.”
From the very founding of the Nation, the Constitution has been understood to protect private religious beliefs from government intrusion. The same is not true for private moral values or convictions.
Whenever someone mentions “Election 2012,” your first thought is probably of the race for the White House. But this November, don’t forget we also have elections for seats in Congress.
This past Sunday, we had our first Sunday Supper at the Holiday Inn in South Philadelphia. The goal of this supper was to learn more about the racial tension that occurred in South Philadelphia High School in 2009.
There have long been partisan, political and theological divides on issues involving women’s health, insurance mandates, workplace privacy and contraception. Last week they ran a collision course over the dispute on whether insurance coverage for contraception could be required for female employees at organizations with religious affiliations.
Working at the National Constitution Center, the Constitution Daily writers all pay probably more attention to news items relating to the Constitution than most folks. So when this story came to our attention last month, we were fascinated by Maryland’s belated attention to the 17th Amendment.