Jun 13

The Dinner-Party Compromise that Resolved a Debt Crisis (And Gave Us Washington, D.C.)



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It’s been reported that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are set to play a friendly round of golf on June 18th. While this might strike some as a unique approach to solving our debt crisis, hosting social engagements to discuss political matters is nothing new.



Jun 10

The Joint Chiefs of Staff: An Explainer



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So who are the Joint Chiefs, why do they need a Chairman and Vice Chairman and how does this change impact our servicemen and women in uniform?



Jun 10

THE SUPREME COURT’S UNANIMOUS VERDICT IN AL-KIDD SAYS IT ALL: THE VICTIMS OF POST 9/11 SUSPICION STILL CAN’T GET THEIR DAY IN COURT



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by Joe Pace, Featured Guest Blogger If you told a lay person, unburdened by a law degree, that government officials could—without fear of legal consequence—scoop a law-abiding citizen off the streets without an iota of suspicion that they committed a crime, toss them into a high-security cell for two weeks, and subject them to daily… [Continue Reading]



Jun 9

Education and Our Nation



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Does our educational system provide sufficient education about civics and the Constitution in order to inspire an informed and active citizenry?



Jun 8

Top 5 Big Political Scandals on Twitter



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Social networking sites such as Twitter have become so popular that even members of Congress are using them to connect with the public. From congressmen live tweeting the president’s State of the Union Address (like Texas Rep. John Culberson in 2009), to former speaker Newt Gingrich announcing his decision to run for president in 2012,… [Continue Reading]



Jun 8

How well do you know the 4th Amendment?



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If police are outside a house, and they can smell burning marijuana and hear the sounds of evidence being destroyed, are they allowed to enter without a warrant? Not quite sure?  That’s alright, it’s a tricky issue.  On the one hand, the police have reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed.  But on the… [Continue Reading]



Jun 7

The PATRIOT Act and the wrongfully accused



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For example, the case of Brandon Mayfield, a law-abiding citizen from Oregon who was linked by shoddy FBI lab work to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and was jailed until Spanish authorities identified the real terrorists.



Jun 6

It’s Education Nation week at the National Constitution Center



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Throughout this week, NBC’s Education Nation Experience will be set up on our front lawn, inviting visitors to step inside and learn more about the current state of our education system. 



Jun 6

“Judicial Activism” to take center stage at The Center tonight



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Charges of “judicial activism” have been leveled by both liberals and conservatives when they perceive judges to be overstepping their appropriate authority by “legislating from the bench.”



Jun 3

Banning Violent Video Games: Free Speech Violation or Smart Legislation?



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With its summer recess looming, one of the most highly anticipated decisions of the Supreme Court’s term will be handed down this month.