A trip to the dentist, cursing and what it means for the future of civility in this nation.
With all the lip-service being paid to the Constitution these days, you’d think unions would get a bit more respect. Without the sacrifices of union activists, the Constitution’s promise of free speech might never have become a reality.
We asked eight Civility and Democracy panelists for their perspectives on the Egyptian revolution in less than 250 words.
In 2009 the national quit rate was 16.8 percent, a figure that reflected the depressed economy. In the Senate it was 18 percent. Why?
In a recent Op-ed piece in the New York Times, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman bemoaned what he saw as the overreaction to the recent stories about Justice Antonin Scalia addressing a group of conservatives headed by Minnesota representative Michele Bachmann and about Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, Ginny, working for a Tea Party lobby. “The […]
At the Center we ask our guests who their favorite president is in our main exhibit. Here are the results.
In honor of Black History Month, listen to an audio clip featuring Princeton scholar Cornel West on Dr. Martin Luther King’s religious message and how it became a civic dialogue about liberty and democracy that moved the nation closer to its ideals.
GALLUP’S ANNUAL PRESIDENTS DAY POLL IS OUT Ever since it began polling in the 1930s, the Gallup organization has asked Americans “who is the nation’s greatest president?” This year, Ronald Reagan came out on top. Those polled tended to value recent presidents over those who served long ago. Lincoln did come in second, but Bill […]
CELL PHONE CAMERAS EXPOSED POLICE MISCONDUCT IN CAIRO; BUT HERE’S A SURPRISE: IF YOU SHOT THE SAME PICTURES IN THE US, YOU’D BE SUBJECT TO ARREST A PLEA FOR A BROADER INTERPRETATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT By Witold Walczak Are cell-phone cameras an indispensable tool in the fight for freedom, or an instrument of crime? […]
The Senate Candy Desk has been a time-honored tradition dating back to 1968. However, the brand of candy that is on the desk is a multi-state battle involving Hershey’s Bars, Wrigley’s Gum and Jelly Belly.