Important changes are on the way for students taking a new form of the SAT test, including sections that will require them to interpret the meaning of passages from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers and other founding documents.
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A House member is taking an unpopular stand, saying Congress should get a pay boost as the nation’s “board of directors.” Does Representative Jim Moran have a point, or does Congress get paid enough?
Lyle Denniston looks at Americans who help shape the meaning of the Constitution in the nation’s life. Today’s Constitution-maker is Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
If some folks had their way, a three-person tribunal, and not the President, would provide leadership of the “United States of Earth,” in a nation where divorce is illegal.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.