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Feb 24

The Constitution This Week: Affirmative action, gay marriage, and contraception



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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]



Feb 24

The athletic dream team you’ve never heard of



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On June 4, 1967, a cadre of America’s most outstanding African American athletes gathered in the offices of the Black Economic Union in Cleveland, Ohio. Although the meeting took place in the offices of an organization dedicated to increasing economic opportunities, money was not on the agenda.



Feb 24

Seeing through the darkness



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Before becoming Bruce’s Springsteen’s photographer in the late 1970′s, Frank Stefanko was simply a fan.



Feb 23

Constitution Check: Is affirmative action in college admissions doomed?



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In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution and what duties it imposes or rights it protects. Today’s topic: the future of college admissions policies based on race. The statement at issue: “I think it’s ominous. It… [Continue Reading]



Feb 23

The cry of “we the people” is a simple one: Leave us alone!



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What so many opponents of the Affordable Care Act find offensive is the idea that you have to do something because the government tells you that you have to when freedom to so many Americans has traditionally been understood to mean being left to our own devices.