December 15 is the 219th birthday of the Bill of Rights, but don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t remember. Even back in 1791, when the first 10 amendments were added to the Constitution, no one threw a party. It’s not as if the first Americans were reluctant to celebrate. From the beginning, Independence Day was […]
Every 10 years, Congress gets reconfigured by a Census. Easy enough, right? It turns out, there’s plenty to argue about.
A day after the anniversary of the 21st Amendment, which happily repealed Prohibition, Daniel Okrent discussed the fascinating history of this sober era.
During his recent visit to the National Constitution Center we asked Time’s managing editor Rick Stengel about WikiLeaks and whether their actions were helping or hurting America’s diplomatic efforts.
The DREAM act will change the way immigration is handled in the U.S. So, what is the DREAM act and how will it affect you?
“If the court’s ruling is correct, the government has unreviewable authority to carry out the targeted killing of any American, anywhere, whom the president deems to be a threat to the nation…It would be difficult to conceive of a proposition more inconsistent with the Constitution, or more dangerous to American liberty.” Jameel Jaffer, a lawyer […]
Elizabeth Edwards passed away yesterday at the age of 61. Edwards was an advocate for healthcare issues including this 2008 talk at The Center.
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 […]