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May 12

The history of our National Day of Prayer



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The National Day of Prayer has been observed by every president since Truman. But is it constitutional?



May 11

PJP PARTICIPANT JEFF GREENFIELD IMAGINES: WHAT IF WE HAD CAPTURED — NOT KILLED — OSAMA BIN LADEN AND THEN TRIED HIM IN THE FEDERAL COURTS?



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In a fanciful, but compelling, column for the Washington Post, PJP Participant Jeff Greenfield, a former network news correspondent for CBS and ABC, fantasies over what could have transpired if the Navy SEALS had captured the al Qaeda leader. His discussion touches on a lot of tantalizing topics. For instance, if bin Laden had surrendered… [Continue Reading]



May 11

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT ADMITS HOLDING PJP FELLOW DOROTHY PARVAZ



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2009 PJP Fellow Dorothoy Parvaz, who has been missing since she arrived in Damascus, Syria, on April 29 is being held by the Syrian government. Parvaz, who works for Al Jazeera English was there to report on the government protests. An update about her situation can be read here and here. For immediate updates on… [Continue Reading]



May 11

Washington’s inauguration, 222 years later



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Have you ever wondered how Washington felt as he stood on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789, as his inauguration began? Thankfully, he left us some clues, and they’ll be at The Center this July.



May 9

Dick Allen, Deborah Pearlstein address national security post-bin Laden



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Nearly 200 guests attended the Center’s timely, provocative discussion on national security and civil liberties. Leading experts Richard V. Allen and Deborah Pearlstein examined U.S. policy surrounding Osama bin Laden’s demise, including the release of photographs. Read on for highlights of the conversation.