In The News
Today marks the 236th anniversary of America’s “other” constitution. But how many of us know when it was created and how and why it was adopted?
On November 14, 1959, TV Guide published a brief essay about politics and television by Senator John F. Kennedy that contained some prophetic words about the influence of money and public relations on presidential campaigns that still seem true today.
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.
Amid weeks of reports about slumping polling data, the last major polling group that didn’t say Congress was at an all-time low in popularity confirms what we all know: Congress is in a slump.
Bob Bauer, distinguished scholar in residence and senior lecturer at the New York University School of Law, looks at the distinctions between hard money and soft money campaign contributions that are central to the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission before the Supreme Court this term.