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President and CEO? Beware of the “Businessman in Chief”

February 27, 2012 By Todd Brewster

Back in the early 1970s, a professor at the Harvard Business School introduced a public sector case study for class discussion: the students were asked to analyze the paper flow in the office of then-senator Ted Kennedy.

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.

Constitution Daily's Top 10 Posts of 2011 [VIDEO]

December 25, 2011 By NCC Staff

We made this list and checked it twice. Here are the Top 10 staff-written stories we were proud to share with Constitution Daily readers over the past year.

Anything can happen when politics and sports mix

November 23, 2011 By Matt Riffe

Some things in life simply cannot go together: oil and water, vinegar and baking soda, and sometimes, politics and sports.

Born to run (for President?) [VIDEO]

November 20, 2011 By Stefan Frank

Runners are natural competitors, striving for either a personal best or to lead the pack. Perhaps that explains why so many of our leaders in the White House–and those who've aspired to be elected to the Oval Office–have taken up the sport.

All in: Why I became an American

November 16, 2011 By Tom Negovan

By the time you read this, I will have taken the Oath of Citizenship.

5 great presidential moments in baseball history

October 5, 2011 By Michael Simzak

Truman displayed a unique skill by throwing out a ceremonial pitch right-handed and then left-handed. Although the quality of both pitches is unknown, it still represents a unique feat in bi-partisanship.

Constitutional Astrology: The Presidential Horoscopes for June

June 23, 2011 By Sayeh Hormozi

While many will still look to political pundits to comprehend current events, we will be watching as the planets shift and the moons of Jupiter align to help you make sense of it all.

The Fog of the War Powers Act: Why We Should Embrace the Constitution's Ambiguity

June 16, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

The Libya back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in a decades-long struggle between Congress and the president.

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