In the case of the 21st Amendment, it’s easy to get caught up in Section 1. This is the part that repeals the 18th Amendment, ending the prohibition of the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States. Except that it didn’t.
As Adam Goodheart, author of the remarkable new book 1861: The Civil War Awakening, pointed out to a rapt, sell-out audience at the National Constitution Center this week, some criticize him for his repression of civil liberties and other downfalls.
This Tax Day, check out “Dollars and Sense,” the newest episode of our web video-lesson series Constitution Hall Pass, to learn about how the government manages its money.
Some of our country’s democratic ferment has produced tremendous art. Often the message is one of dissent, which got us thinking: What are the greatest protest songs of all time?
When in New York City, you may want to turn down your car radio.
As we celebrate the arts in Philadelphia as part of PIFA, it’s worth noting that not every artist enjoys freedom of expression safeguarded by the First Amendment.
There is a broad consensus on the impact of today’s brand of incivility: When people can’t talk to each other, they can’t solve important problems. But there are many competing views on the cause and the solution.
It’s April 14, 1861. News of the surrender of Fort Sumter has reached Washington, D.C. A first term president elected with less than 40 percent of the popular vote, you have been in office for a little over a month. Your first crucial decision as president was to re-supply Union troops at a fort offshore […]
Supreme Court to taxpayers: We’re closed For business
We avoided a shutdown, but we kept asking our guests about the state of civility in our government.