It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 207th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
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Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Michael Dorf of Cornell University Law School discuss hot topics on the campaign trail, including citizenship, immigration, and gun control.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at Bernie Sanders’s desire to banish the Citizens United decision, and the constitutional barriers in the way.
It was on this day in 1967 that two states, Nevada and Minnesota, made the Constitution’s 25th amendment a reality, clearing up questions about presidential succession that dated back to the Founders’ time.
On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.