Thanksgiving is more than just an occasion to get together with family and consume astronomical levels of tryptophan. It’s also a day to celebrate civic ideals.
As the debate over the legalization of marijuana came to the forefront of this year’s election, three experts joined the National Constitution Center to discuss lessons we can learn from the Prohibition era. Daniel Okrent, best-selling author and curator of the Center’s world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, joined Christopher Bracey, […]
This Monday marks the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But can you tell difference between one of Abe’s most famous quotes and famous sayings from Benjamin Franklin?
America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016.
Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.
Bestselling author Daniel Okrent, the curator of our new American Spirits exhibit, talks about the real story of Prohibition and why its central debate is still relevant today.
When Colorado and Washington voters passed measures legalizing recreational marijuana last week, they demonstrated — probably unknowingly — a rueful familiarity with the failure of Prohibition.
An official White House website that asks for petitions from voters has apparently killed a move to get an honorary seat for a cat who came in third in a U.S. Senate race.
It appears that Internet marketing via social media was the big winner in Election 2012, in a game changer from President Barack Obama’s campaign that echoes TV’s importance in the 1960 presidential contest.
The current sex scandal involving the CIA, the FBI, the military and possibly several private citizens isn’t the first in Washington, but it has some things in common with the huge scandal that hit Alexander Hamilton more than 200 years ago.