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Constitution Center Is Alive With the Sound of Debate

Laura Goldman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

There was a time when Philadelphians and the local media were writing the obituary for the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia. The nadir might have been when the center, which is the only institution chartered by Congress to celebrate democracy's most important document, hosted a Princess Diana exhibit. With the hiring of George Washington University Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen as President and CEO, the once flagging institution has risen like a phoenix from the ashes.

Hillary Clinton: Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush Are 'The Classic Odd Couple'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

In the midst of receiving a big award on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton offered an inside look at the relationship between two former presidents: her ...

LOOK: Cancer Charity Builds World's Largest LEGO Lemonade Stand To Raise Funds, Awareness

Jay Scott | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

The city of Philadelphia has gotten a bad rap in recent history; it's a city associated with a high crime rate, a city left in the shadows of nearby N...

Constitution Check: Where Does the Campaign Against Citizens United Go Next?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Because the Constitution makes it so difficult to add an amendment to it, and because there is such a deep disagreement about the role that money is to play in American politics, the chances that an anti-Citizens United amendment will gain enough support to pass remain slim.

The Constitution's 225th Anniversary Is a Call to Action

David Eisner | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
David Eisner

The democratic process outlined 225 years ago provides us with the power to shape and reshape our government. Freedom is calling. It's up to us to answer that call.

At Liberty Medal, Robert Gates Pointed a Prophet's Finger at all of us

Steve Frank | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Steve Frank

When he received the 2011 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center last Thursday night, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates had some scathing comments about the state of our democracy.