Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!
The mass killings at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday will likely renew a serious national debate about an assault weapons ban and the Second Amendment.
President Barack Obama will say during a taped TV interview on Friday night that he is opposed to prosecuting recreational marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, in his first public comments on legalization in those two states.
The United States and 80 key allies didn’t sign a draft United Nations treaty on Friday that proposed that individual nations can potentially censor the Internet.
Almost four years ago, President Barack Obama turned heads when he appointed an NFL owner as an ambassador. And now, names like Anna Wintour are in the gossip mill, with no State Department experience.
Malcolm Lazin from the Equality Forum looks at Abraham Lincoln’s connection to a proposed Constitutional amendment that would have legalized slavery in the South, four years before he fought for a 13th amendment that banned it.
Think the fiscal cliff talks in the United States are tough? Ukraine’s parliament has been engaged in two days of all-out brawls, which have also featured a boxing champ and naked protesters.
Lyle Denniston examines the apprehension that some same-sex couples may have as the Supreme Court nears a decision on gay marriage–and why the wait may be worth it in the long run for all parties involved.
Stanford Law’s Derek A. Webb looks at how the Founding Fathers got past partisan roadblocks, using social events and friendships, to give us a Constitution.
Lost in the impasse over the fiscal cliff is the standoff between the states of Washington and Colorado and the Obama administration over marijuana laws, which may get a push from Colorado’s early decision to legalize pot.