President Barack Obama will speak to the nation on Friday about proposed changes to National Security Agency programs that conduct surveillance on Americans. But it’s expected his remarks will get criticism from both sides on the issue.
In his day, Benjamin Franklin was Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Mark Zuckerberg, and Henry Ford, all rolled into one. Here’s a look at his most enduring innovations and inventions on January 17, Ben’s birthday.
It was on this day in 1919 that the Constitution gained a new amendment. However, the 18th Amendment, which made Prohibition the law of the land, had a short shelf life, since it was repealed in the early 1930s.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw himself as a servant of humanity and wanted his life to be remembered as a life of service to others. Watch this video about his life and Dr. King’s use of nonviolence to demonstrate service to others.
Elizabeth B. Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center and Michael D. Ramsey from the University of San Diego join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for a detailed audio discussion about the limits of presidential power in the Noel Canning case.