When Texas governor Rick Perry suggested earlier this year that his state might consider seceding from the Union, it was greeted as the persistent echo of the Southern Confederacy. So I was surprised when, vacationing in Vermont last month, I listened to a local political activist there make his case for the Green Mountain State, […]
“I believe that long after people have left my classes and forgotten what I have tried to teach them I want them to have the 14th Amendment floating around in their heads… when people have protested the denial of civil rights and civil liberties and claimed equal protection under the law, it’s the 14th Amendment […]
The new episode features Signers’ Hall and the main exhibit at the National Constitution Center.
For George, spending this summer in the same city where he spent that historic 1787 summer sure brought back lots of memories.
What set Abel Meeropol apart was his willingness to speak out against the violence of racism.
Philadelphia and Philadelphians came to see grass roots constitution-making as a specific part of their past.
Each generation must learn the A B C’s of citizenship.
HOW CAN WE SQUARE THE OPTION FOR “RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS” WITH THE FIRST AMENDMENT? Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new Affordable Care Act guidelines requiring health insurance carriers to provide free access to birth control and women’s preventive services without cost-sharing beginning August 1, 2012. Adopted from recommendations made […]
Just how private are the contents of your cellphone?
Citizenship is about membership in a political community, and being a good citizen is about meeting one’s responsibilities to the community as a whole.