In this commentary, Paul Finkelman, a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, looks at the renewed debate over the southern motivation for secession at the Civil War’s start, and how it was driven by slavery and white supremacy.
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It’s the birthday of a Founding Father whose name you know today as part of a controversial political term.
It’s a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It’s the anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C.
Federal Judges Jed S. Rakoff and Michael M. Baylson debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system as described by Judge Rakoff’s widely read article in the New York Review of Books.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says Congress could have a significant oversight role in an Iran deal if it is actually put into effect aside from the veto process.