Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a debate over states’ rights and Obama administration’s ambitious efforts to protect the environment from carbon pollution.
Local self-governance is a proud American tradition. But in dire circumstances, cities face the dramatic option of ending their existence altogether.
It was on this day in 1959 that Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state- ending a process that started 13 years earlier.
This Wednesday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.