The secret meeting was brief at the White House, and it involved a U.S. President and a King, of sorts. And even today, it generates more interest at the National Archives, in terms of image requests, than the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt explored this compelling question at a recent National Constitution Center event.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, speaks with Michael Lewis from Ohio Northern University and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union about the constitutional aspects of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s detainment and interrogation of terror suspects.
The Obama administration’s move to end a decades-long feud with Cuba’s Castro regime is shaping up as the next big tug-of-war between the executive and legislative branches.
The publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense caused a sensation in early 1776 as it explained the need for freedom. But it was a second series of pamphlets published on December 19 of that year that inspire a huge American military victory.
At our recent Bill of Rights Day Book Festival, we looked at the origin of the constitutional debate between liberals and conservatives in the Founding era. Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen explored the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented each […]
On December 18, 1944, the Supreme Court announced one of its most shocking decisions ever. The Korematsu decision is still controversial, since it allowed the federal government to detain a person based on their race during a wartime situation.
The National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, Lyle Denniston, explains how a federal judge’s ruling in Pittsburgh about President Obama’s immigration orders could be a sign of things to come.
Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a bombshell on American politics with the release of a 500-page report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s detainment and interrogation of terrorism suspects in the years after 9/11.
Long before the Beatles invaded America, a rock star took Europe by storm as part of the Revolutionary War: Benjamin Franklin.