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. […]
California is not the only state facing prison overpopulation. In a system bursting at the seams, what method is there to humanely house prisoners?
“Citizens United has been unjustly maligned as radically departing from settled free speech tradition. In fact, the clashing opinions in the case simply illustrate that free speech tradition has different strands. The libertarian strand from which the majority draws support emphasizes that freedom of speech is a negative command that protects a system of speech, […]
Watching HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (a show focused on prohibition-era Atlantic City) not long ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by the performance of Stephen Graham as Al Capone. This, I realized, might be the first Hollywood production ever to get Capone right.
Congress is poised to pass a bill protecting whistle-blowers in the aftermath of this week’s release of U.S. diplomatic secrets on the WikiLeaks website.
On March 26 the National Constitution Center will present an innovative public forum examining what many see as the sorry state of the nation’s political discourse.
Most Americans support the repeal of DADT. So why hasn’t it been repealed? The answer, in part, is the Constitution.