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From hero to traitor: Benedict Arnold’s day of infamy

September 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

On September 21, 1780, Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official. So how did Arnold, with his patriot’s pedigree, become the most-hated man in America?

Was the Vietnam War unconstitutional?

September 20, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

This is the second of several articles that Constitution Daily will publish on the constitutional legacy of the war in Vietnam, with each article focused on a theme that is being explored in episodes this week and next of the PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War,” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  This article is keyed to the broadcast tonight, on the Vietnam conflict as it unfolded in 1966 and 1967.  The remaining Constitution Daily articles will appear next week.

The Vietnam War and Its Constitutional Legacy – Part I

September 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

This is the first of several articles that Constitution Daily will publish on the constitutional legacy of the war in Vietnam, with each article focused on a theme that is being explored in episodes this week and next of the PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War,” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  This article is keyed to the broadcast tonight, September 19, on the Vietnam conflict as it unfolded in 1964 and 1965.

Video:  Constitution Day Address by Rod Rosenstein

September 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discusses the Constitution and justice in America at a special Constitution Day (observed) event.

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