Constitution Daily

Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center

The cry of “we the people” is a simple one: Leave us alone!

February 23, 2012 by Todd Brewster

What so many opponents of the Affordable Care Act find offensive is the idea that you have to do something because the government tells you that you have to when freedom to so many Americans has traditionally been understood to mean being left to our own devices.

This week and the Constitution: CPAC, civility, and Springsteen

February 17, 2012 by Holly Munson

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, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.

Constitution Check: Does mandated birth control insurance violate religious freedom?

February 14, 2012 by Lyle Denniston

President Obama and his aides are continuing to struggle over ways to avoid violations of religious doctrine (mainly, Roman Catholic dogma) as they move to implement a provision in the new federal health care law requiring health insurance coverage of birth control for employees.

This week and the Constitution: Egypt, stump speeches, and pay freezes [VIDEO]

February 3, 2012 by Holly Munson

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.

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

January 26, 2012 by Holly Munson

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

The "State" of the Union? How about a "vision" instead?

January 23, 2012 by Todd Brewster

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.

Top 5 constitutional controversies from this week [VIDEO]

January 15, 2012 by Holly Munson

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.

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

January 10, 2012 by Lyle Denniston

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.

Stop Making Sense!

January 6, 2012 by Matthew Kerbel

Mitt Romney is the only traditionally credible candidate in the Republican field. That’s why he can’t break away from the pack.

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