Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how Senator Chuck Shumer’s decision to oppose the Iran nuclear deal highlights our differences with the parliamentary system of government.
What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
A millionaire businessman becomes President in this first try at an elected office. That’s one of 10 fascinating facts about Herbert Hoover, one of the most-interesting occupants of the White House.
The New York Times reported last week that Vice President Joe Biden briefly considered resigning after his son’s death. But the serious implications of such a move would be well understood by Biden, who is intimately familiar with Congress and the executive branch.
Among the topics covered in Thursday’s two GOP debates were several points about the Constitution. Here is a quick look at those few constitutional references.
In this commentary, Rick Valelly of Swarthmore College says the history of voting rights reminds us that democracy is a work in progress that requires hard thinking and effort from all of us.
In this commentary, Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School explains how the struggle over voting rights has changed since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965.
After a sixteen-year reign, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show has abdicated his throne behind the news desk.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by “patriotic philanthropist” and Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein to discuss the history and legacy of the 13th Amendment.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled that a Texas state voter ID law needs to be reconsidered as violating part of the historic Voting Rights Act, on the eve of the act’s 50th anniversary.