Constitution Daily

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The history behind Loving v. Virginia

June 15, 2017 By Matthew Pinsker

In this commentary, Matthew Pinsker of Dickinson College explores the laws, practices, and cases that led up to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on interracial marriage.

Obama fails Lincoln lesson on Syria

September 18, 2013 By Matthew Pinsker

Matthew Pinsker explains that Abraham Lincoln understood something about war powers that Obama has ignored. They are not easily shared.

Why is Feb. 1 designated as National Freedom Day?

January 31, 2012 By Matthew Pinsker

The story of this unknown holiday begins with a bit of presidential trivia but soon turns into a fascinating tale about a most extraordinary slave-turned-citizen.

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