The National Constitution Center this evening awards the 2011 Liberty Medal to former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, in honor of his five decades of distinguished public service. A tireless advocate for the welfare of American troops, Gates has been called “the ultimate soldiers’ secretary.” A former CIA director, he led the Department of Defense… [Continue Reading]
When Texas governor Rick Perry suggested earlier this year that his state might consider seceding from the Union, it was greeted as the persistent echo of the Southern Confederacy. So I was surprised when, vacationing in Vermont last month, I listened to a local political activist there make his case for the Green Mountain State,… [Continue Reading]
“I believe that long after people have left my classes and forgotten what I have tried to teach them I want them to have the 14th Amendment floating around in their heads… when people have protested the denial of civil rights and civil liberties and claimed equal protection under the law, it’s the 14th Amendment… [Continue Reading]
The new episode features Signers’ Hall and the main exhibit at the National Constitution Center.
PJP FELLOW ANNAMARYA SCACCIA EXAMINES NEW HHS HEALTH CARE GUIDELINES AS MANDATED BY OBAMA HEALTH CARE REFORM;
HOW CAN WE SQUARE THE OPTION FOR “RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS” WITH THE FIRST AMENDMENT? Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new Affordable Care Act guidelines requiring health insurance carriers to provide free access to birth control and women’s preventive services without cost-sharing beginning August 1, 2012. Adopted from recommendations made… [Continue Reading]