Constitution Daily

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Practically speaking: Ideas for a more perfect union

April 2, 2012 By David Thornburgh

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet pointed out last fall that a higher percentage of people approve of America becoming a Communist country than approve of the way Congress is carrying out its business.

Let freedom sing: Springsteen’s five best protest songs

February 17, 2012 By Christopher Munden

In exploring the quest for the American ideal, Bruce Springsteen has used the freedom of expression to make powerful comments on his country, government and the lives of “We the People.”

Constitutional Astrology: Presidential Aquarians

January 24, 2012 By Sayeh Hormozi

Although resolute, Aquarians are an incredibly open-minded and honest bunch. They are not afraid to reconsider their strongly-held opinions when they receive evidence that they have perhaps made a mistake.

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.

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.

The day Reagan was shot: an exclusive first-hand account

March 30, 2011 By Richard V. Allen

Ronald Reagan’s 70th day in office – March 30, 1981 -- began like most others, but this morning with the President would be different.

Thinking about Ronald Reagan: On 100th birthday, he’s remembered for good reason

February 6, 2011 By Lou Cannon

Thirty years and four presidents later, Americans still see themselves in Reagan. In a Gallup poll in 2009 they ranked Reagan as the best president, just ahead of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Ronald Reagan at 100

February 3, 2011 By NCC Staff

In this quick video tour, staff member Brian Hussey from the Center shows all of the Reagan artifacts we have on site.

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