Oct 15

The 4 differences between the federal and state constitutions



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Many people talk about changing the Constitution, but altering the U.S. Constitution is (intentionally) no easy matter, and there have been only 27 amendments in more than 223 years. But constitutional change at the state level is a different story. And this Election Day helps illustrate why. Many states will put a state constitutional convention… [Continue Reading]



Oct 15

Book excerpt: "Washington" and executive power



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From bailouts to the Patriot Act, the power of the executive branch has grown under the past two presidents, a fact that would terrify many of the founding fathers.



Oct 14

Is Glenn Beck right about the "common good?"



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What’s up with Glenn Beck putting down consideration of the “common good”? Is it really a path to tyranny? Is it the enemy of individual liberty? Is it somehow un-American?



Oct 12

Should we keep the Bush tax cuts?



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Should the Bush-era tax cuts be extended for all – the rich and the middle-class alike – as the Republicans and some Democrats contend?



Oct 11

New Philadelphia education plan announced at The Center



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Just like the Constitution itself, people all around the globe are discussing the National Constitution Center. Follow us as we take a look at the Center’s appearance in news outlets around the globe last week.