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In a recent Op-ed piece in the New York Times, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman bemoaned what he saw as the overreaction to the recent stories about Justice Antonin Scalia addressing a group of conservatives headed by Minnesota representative Michele Bachmann and about Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, Ginny, working for a Tea Party lobby. “The… [Continue Reading]
At the Center we ask our guests who their favorite president is in our main exhibit. Here are the results.
In honor of Black History Month, listen to an audio clip featuring Princeton scholar Cornel West on Dr. Martin Luther King’s religious message and how it became a civic dialogue about liberty and democracy that moved the nation closer to its ideals.
WAS REAGAN A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN LINCOLN? KENNEDY BETTER THAN WASHINGTON? OBAMA BETTER THAN TEDDY ROOSEVELT?
GALLUP’S ANNUAL PRESIDENTS DAY POLL IS OUT Ever since it began polling in the 1930s, the Gallup organization has asked Americans “who is the nation’s greatest president?” This year, Ronald Reagan came out on top. Those polled tended to value recent presidents over those who served long ago. Lincoln did come in second, but Bill… [Continue Reading]
CELL PHONE CAMERAS EXPOSED POLICE MISCONDUCT IN CAIRO; BUT HERE’S A SURPRISE: IF YOU SHOT THE SAME PICTURES IN THE US, YOU’D BE SUBJECT TO ARREST A PLEA FOR A BROADER INTERPRETATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT By Witold Walczak Are cell-phone cameras an indispensable tool in the fight for freedom, or an instrument of crime?… [Continue Reading]