A visitor to the Library of Congress can choose to examine any of over 123,000,000 books, newspapers, maps, photographs, prints, pieces of sheet music, sound recordings, and manuscripts.
One word has always turned up in a string of modern constitutional rulings by the Supreme Court loosening federal controls on campaign spending. That word is “independent.”
The National Constitution Center is now on Pinterest!
With Rick Santorum’s announcement that he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination, there is at least one person who can proudly say, “Hate to say I told you so.”
Last night at the National Constitution Center, former Governors Ed Rendell and Christine Todd Whitman offered contrasting perspectives and firsthand knowledge of Election 2012’s key players and issues.
Too often in American politics, a critic of something the Supreme Court has done or that it might do makes a complaint about “unelected judges” overturning the work of elected legislatures.
The staff of Constitution Daily drafted a comparison between the First U.S. Congress and the current one, looking at the occupational breakdown between their members.
Like the issue of civil rights in the 1860s and ‘70s, healthcare in 2012 has become the terrain upon which the battle over centralized power is being fought.
The people have spoken. The best fictional president is Jed Bartlet.
The Constitution in the news this week: cell phone tracking, teens on Twitter, the Supreme Court’s ruling on strip searches, President Obama’s civics lesson, and same-sex couples on immigration.