Lyle Denniston looks at a judge’s decision to sentence a teen to attend church for 10 years, and why that decision goes against the grain of the Founding Fathers.
The United States Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on religious and equal protection grounds, setting the stage for a new health-care law debate.
If you start seeing new taxes on your online purchases, it’s not a mistake. States are asking some web sellers to collect taxes, despite a Supreme Court ruling. But the issue is far from settled in Congress and the courts.
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and a look at critical and fan ratings show its on course to be an historical favorite, trailing only one movie.
An Internet marketing machine named Narwhal, used by President Barack Obama to help gain re-election, may be turned loose to help shape the public debate over the upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations.
Once the Supreme Court decides a major case on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in choosing the entering class at public colleges and universities, it will find waiting for it another case.
Outgoing Republican U.S. representative Ron Paul was waded into the secession debate, saying that states have the right to leave the Union, and that the Civil War may not have been “right.”
This week marks the passing of the first man allegedly to be called “president” in the United States. His role in American history remains vague, and the current location of his body is a mystery.
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, […]