There has been a bit of a renaissance of interest in perhaps the hairiest of presidents, Martin Van Buren. But there’s more to the eighth president than whiskers and a three-part name.
On Martin Van Buren’s birthday, Constitution Daily wants your opinion on which historic president sported the best facial hair ever.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sparked a wide-ranging debate over energy policy on Tuesday at the National Constitution Center that included frank talk about the Obama administration, Congress and the Supreme Court, and comments about celebrities like Lady Gaga getting involved in the fracking debate.
We don’t talk a lot about the 12th Amendment at the National Constitution Center, but this week marks a milestone that is an important part of the Constitution: It allows Congress to settle disputed presidential elections.
At the National Constitution Center speech on Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took issue with the Obama administration’s energy policy, saying that decisions on subjects like fracking and pipelines weren’t based in science and are being influenced by interest groups and celebrities like Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga.
Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said on Tuesday that Detroit can possibly cut pensions for city workers as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, despite a Michigan constitutional provision that prevents such actions.
Lyle Denniston looks at how IRS has begun exploring a broad new policy on the role of tax-exempt organizations and their election campaign spending.
The price you pay for items bought on the Internet could be heading up, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday to stay out of a fight over adding Internet sales taxes to consumer purchases.
Lawrence O. Gostin from Georgetown University looks at seven claims critical of Michael Bloomberg’s health policy decisions as New York’s mayor, and why elected officials should be held accountable for the health of their inhabitants.
How much should the federal government be involved in controlling how states produce their own energy, and supply energy to their citizens? That complex question has constitutional and political questions that remain open as energy problems become more complex.