The Obama administration’s move to end a decades-long feud with Cuba’s Castro regime is shaping up as the next big tug-of-war between the executive and legislative branches.
The publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense caused a sensation in early 1776 as it explained the need for freedom. But it was a second series of pamphlets published on December 19 of that year that inspire a huge American military victory.
At our recent Bill of Rights Day Book Festival, we looked at the origin of the constitutional debate between liberals and conservatives in the Founding era. Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin and the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen explored the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best represented each […]
On December 18, 1944, the Supreme Court announced one of its most shocking decisions ever. The Korematsu decision is still controversial, since it allowed the federal government to detain a person based on their race during a wartime situation.
The National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, Lyle Denniston, explains how a federal judge’s ruling in Pittsburgh about President Obama’s immigration orders could be a sign of things to come.
Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a bombshell on American politics with the release of a 500-page report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s detainment and interrogation of terrorism suspects in the years after 9/11.
Long before the Beatles invaded America, a rock star took Europe by storm as part of the Revolutionary War: Benjamin Franklin.
At our recent Bill of Rights Day Book Festival, we looked at the legacy of one Supreme Court Justice and the 1964 case that protected the press and aided the Civil Rights movement.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an issue likely heading to the Supreme Court: the anonymity-in-politics question.
In case you missed it, watch four sets of live events celebrating Bill of Rights Day, with authors discussing the Constitution and the historic figures related to it. Featured authors include Stephen Wermiel, Yuval Levin, Timothy Sandefur and Harlow Giles Unger.