Here, in roughly chronological order, are the 10 most significant stories of the year, as selected by the staff of the National Constitution Center.
Can we can have “civic dialogue” that advances the “public good,” while at the same time recognizing that dissent has played an important role in America’s “social progress?”
Will legislation repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that prevents gays from serving openly in the military be approved by the Senate before the lame-duck session ends?
December 15 is the 219th birthday of the Bill of Rights, but don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t remember. Even back in 1791, when the first 10 amendments were added to the Constitution, no one threw a party. It’s not as if the first Americans were reluctant to celebrate. From the beginning, Independence Day was… [Continue Reading]
Every 10 years, Congress gets reconfigured by a Census. Easy enough, right? It turns out, there’s plenty to argue about.