Almost four years ago, President Barack Obama turned heads when he appointed an NFL owner as an ambassador. And now, names like Anna Wintour are in the gossip mill, with no State Department experience.
Malcolm Lazin from the Equality Forum looks at Abraham Lincoln’s connection to a proposed Constitutional amendment that would have legalized slavery in the South, four years before he fought for a 13th amendment that banned it.
Think the fiscal cliff talks in the United States are tough? Ukraine’s parliament has been engaged in two days of all-out brawls, which have also featured a boxing champ and naked protesters.
Lyle Denniston examines the apprehension that some same-sex couples may have as the Supreme Court nears a decision on gay marriage–and why the wait may be worth it in the long run for all parties involved.
Stanford Law’s Derek A. Webb looks at how the Founding Fathers got past partisan roadblocks, using social events and friendships, to give us a Constitution.
Lost in the impasse over the fiscal cliff is the standoff between the states of Washington and Colorado and the Obama administration over marijuana laws, which may get a push from Colorado’s early decision to legalize pot.
There’s a lot of attention on the number 12, various combinations, on this unique day of December 12, 2012. Here’s a look at the biggest American history events, related to today’s birthday number.
Jim DeMint, until recently a vocal leader of the Tea Party, will now play no role in the 2014 Congressional elections—which may be another sign the movement is changing tactics.
How would George Washington handle the partisan divide in Washington? Logan Beirne, the Olin Searle Scholar at Yale Law School, says our first president would lead by example.
Read Constitution Daily contributor Marc Brasof’s guest commentary on a popular Philadelphia web site about the need for students to take an active role in education-reform efforts.