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Happy birthday, 22nd Amendment!

February 27, 2013 By Holly Munson

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment (ratified in1951). Here’s what you need to know.

America's [presidents] got talent

May 16, 2012 By Holly Munson

Here's another addition we'd love to see on "America's Got Talent": U.S. presidents. Although the historical presidents might be tricky, here are five presidents that should be at the top of the audition list.

Rejecting Affordable Care Act is rejecting Constitution

March 19, 2012 By Akhil Amar and Todd Brewster

The justices have the power to declare the law unconstitutional and thereby kill "Obamacare" before it even leaves the birthing chamber. While some believe that such an outcome would be proper, we disagree.

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Pisceans

February 28, 2012 By Sayeh Hormozi

As this year's erratic winter temperatures give way to March and the warmth of spring, Pisces's malleable nature is thriving.

Two cheers for the presidency

February 20, 2012 By Akhil Amar

As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.

Congress and the Constitution’s 225th Anniversary

January 30, 2012 By Lee Hamilton

The Framers regarded Congress as so important they put it first, as Article I, Section 1. What was seen then as the keystone of republican government is now widely regarded as the “broken branch.”

The Constitution’s 225th Anniversary is a call to action

January 19, 2012 By David Eisner

As the power and status of the United States has increased in the 225 years since the Constitution was signed, what’s at stake every four years has only risen.

225 years of constitutional history

January 18, 2012 By Christopher Munden

The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, so 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of this remarkable document.

Why presidential elections are such a puzzle

December 14, 2011 By Craig Dimitri

It was just as challenging for the 18th-century authors of the Constitution, as it is for us today.

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