On June 4, 1967, a cadre of America’s most outstanding African American athletes gathered in the offices of the Black Economic Union in Cleveland, Ohio. Although the meeting took place in the offices of an organization dedicated to increasing economic opportunities, money was not on the agenda.
Before becoming Bruce’s Springsteen’s photographer in the late 1970’s, Frank Stefanko was simply a fan.
In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution and what duties it imposes or rights it protects. Today’s topic: the future of college admissions policies based on race. The statement at issue: “I think it’s ominous. It […]
What so many opponents of the Affordable Care Act find offensive is the idea that you have to do something because the government tells you that you have to when freedom to so many Americans has traditionally been understood to mean being left to our own devices.
For two years, black men had tried to enlist in the US Army to help win the battle against slavery. At last they could, in the brand new United States Colored Troops.
As tens of millions of dollars of money (much of it probably from corporations) flows often secretly into this year’s presidential and congressional campaigns–and as efforts to stop that flow seem frustrated–the U.S. Supreme Court has just signaled that it may take another look at its part in that situation.
If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?
As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.
In the fictional “Killing Lincoln,” Bill O’Reilly touts Lincoln as our best president. In part, that accolade is based on the perception of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
Fifty years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, riding a rocket that had a nasty tendency to blow up.