In a speech that political observers described as a preview of his upcoming State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama this week called for more spending on education to increase innovation.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens issued a sharp critique of the way the death-penalty is administered in the United States. Do you agree with him?
Ever since Wikileaks burst onto the scene a few months ago, comparisons have been made linking the story of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, with Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst who in 1971 exposed the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War, revealing gross misrepresentations on the part of the government. Ellsberg’s leak, which led […]
The conditions at California prisons are alleged to have led to 34 inmate deaths. Does this violate the eighth amendment?
This edition of Opinion Lab asks: should presidents be required to be natural-born citizens?
Former PJP Participant Bruce Ackerman Fears It Will It was the Democratic convention of 1968 in Chicago that began a trend toward presidential primaries as the proving ground for major party nominations. Vice President Hubert Humphrey received the Democratic nomination for president that year despite having entered the campaign late and despite a strong showing […]
Members of the new, Republican-infused Congress that will take office in January, 2011, will be carrying with them well-read copies of the Constitution, though some of them have strong views on how to change it, both in language and doctrine. Writing in the New York Times, former PJP faculty member Jeffrey Rosen cited Utah senator-elect […]
Andrew Mangino, who was a collegiate fellow for PJP 2009 while an undergraduate at Yale, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. The award is named for General George Marshall, who was secretary of state, secretary of defense and chief of staff of the Army as well as the author of the Marshall Plan. The Marshall […]
Why does Minnesota have such a complicated election history? Blame the vouchers.
Judge Henry E. Hudson may be the most powerful man you have never heard of. As a federal district court judge in Richmond, VA, he will decide — before year’s end, he now asserts — on a challenge to the recently passed federal health care law. The suit, brought by Virginia’s attorney general, Kenneth T. […]