208 years ago today, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to The Danbury Baptist Association that has resonated through the years.
Constitutional ambiguity is as old as, well, it’s as old as the Constitution itself
Like it or not, the U.S. Constitution has always been a political document, evolving depending on the players on the stage.
Frustrated that it couldn’t achieve desired environmental legislation despite huge majorities in both Houses of Congress, the Obama administration has decided to govern by executive fiat.
For the first time in 35 years, the Senate may finally be on the verge of reforming the filibuster.
The battle over the individual mandate is really just nothing more than the latest round in a batter that has been ongoing for 221 years.
In her new book, Sarah Palin puts forward a view of the role of religion in politics that is in direct contrast with America’s own traditions.
While not inherently unconstitutional, lame duck Congresses have the potential for violating the spirit of the Constitution and create the potential for mischief on the part of Representatives who have been thrown out of office.
Theodore Sorensen, a speechwriter and close adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died today at the age of 82
Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts President Obama’s re-election. Historically, that’s the safe bet.
The competition for 25 Greatest Americans was steep. Only 3/4 of Mount Rushmore made the cut.
President Obama waded into the “Ground Zero” mosque controversy at a Ramadan dinner last night.
There’s not as much conservative unity on the gay marriage issue as there used to be.
A number of disturbing incidents point towards increased anti-Islam hostility in the United States.
Much to the disappointment of Ezra Klein and others, it’s unlikely that Democrats will have the votes necessary to change the filibuster when the 112th Congress convenes.
The evidence that humans are irrational continues to mount. What does this mean for self-governance?
Revisiting the application of the Declaration.
Thomas Jefferson took great pains to hide the word he originally used for “citizens” in the Declaration of Independence.
A survey of historians ranks Obama as the 15th best president ever, ahead of Ronald Reagan and behind Bill Clinton.