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As the debate over the legalization of marijuana came to the forefront of this year’s election, three experts joined the National Constitution Center to discuss lessons we can learn from the Prohibition era. Daniel Okrent, best-selling author and curator of the Center’s world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, joined Christopher Bracey,… [Continue Reading]
This Monday marks the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But can you tell difference between one of Abe’s most famous quotes and famous sayings from Benjamin Franklin?
America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016.
Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.
When Colorado and Washington voters passed measures legalizing recreational marijuana last week, they demonstrated — probably unknowingly — a rueful familiarity with the failure of Prohibition.