Apr 17

Podcast: Lessig, Levinson on changing the Constitution



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Lawrence Lessig from Harvard and Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if America needs a second Constitutional convention and what challenges such a meeting would pose.



Apr 15

Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?



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April 15 is marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day–and how did we get the IRS in the first place?



Apr 14

The Nevada cattle standoff and the First Amendment



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An old-fashioned standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials seems to be over now, but the event has started even more talk about the use of “First Amendment zones” at public protests.



Apr 14

10 odd facts about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination



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It was 149 years ago tonight the President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theater. Lincoln died the next morning, and in the aftermath, some odd facts seemed to pop up.



Apr 11

Congressman cussed out after pay raise request



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Representative Jim Moran’s efforts to get more money for his fellow congressional members is over, but not before Moran got an earful from some taxpayers.