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In an awesome display of Digital Age political power, the shuttering of major parts of the Internet in protest on January 18 had an almost instant impact in Congress, stopping in its tracks a strong push to pass new laws to shut down websites suspected of stealing copyrighted movies, music and books.
The story of this unknown holiday begins with a bit of presidential trivia but soon turns into a fascinating tale about a most extraordinary slave-turned-citizen.
The Framers regarded Congress as so important they put it first, as Article I, Section 1. What was seen then as the keystone of republican government is now widely regarded as the “broken branch.”
If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.
News headlines, politicians, and hot-button issues come and go, but one 225-year-old document continues to emerge in our conversations about our nation’s most important questions and challenges: the Constitution. The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition,… [Continue Reading]