Jan 29

This week and the Constitution: SOTU, civility, education & more [VIDEO]



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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]



Jan 26

All the President’s Serifs: Typography on the Campaign Trail



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For better or for worse, the way a campaign uses typography can both affect and reflect public opinion.



Jan 23

The “State” of the Union? How about a “vision” instead?



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Tuesday night, delivering his third State of the Union, Barack Obama has a choice. His could join the long list of predictable addresses, forgotten by daybreak. Or he could do something that might, if only for the moment, stifle his critics and provide the nation with a blueprint for a still young century.



Jan 15

Top 5 constitutional controversies from this week [VIDEO]



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Judging by the rapid succession of “Constitution” Google Alert emails I’ve been getting the past few days, it’s been a really good week for my favorite founding document—or, depending on how you look at it, a really bad week.



Jan 10

Constitution Check: Can the Senate block the President’s appointment powers?



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The dispute between the former government legal officials and the President’s spokesman – a dispute that has now widened well beyond those combatants – is one of those constitutional controversies that remain truly unsettled even 225 years after the founding document was written.