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Presidents' Day started as a celebration of George Washington's birthday; today, it honors all U.S. presidents.

  • Feb 18, 2018

In the "Constitutional" finale, we address listener questions about the history--and future--of the nation's governing document.

  • Feb 12, 2018

Why do First Amendment rights trump nearly every other right in America? Thank Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Jan 29, 2018

  • Jan 15, 2018

The passage and then repeal of the 18th Amendment, banning alcohol in America, highlighted the pitfalls of trying to legislate against vice.

  • Jan 1, 2018

In overhauling the tax code, Congress today faces the same question it faced a century ago when creating the modern tax system: What kind of society should America be?

  • Dec 18, 2017

One intention the framers had when creating the U.S. Constitution was to “provide for the common defense.” But who shoulders that duty has not always been so clear.

  • Dec 4, 2017

What was the original point of the Second Amendment? We examine its colonial and revolutionary roots — plus its quiet companion, the Third Amendment — with renowned American history scholar Gordon Wood.

  • Nov 20, 2017

The words "marriage" and "love" appear nowhere in the U.S. Constitution. Yet 50 years ago, the Supreme Court issued a decision that would embed those concepts in the heart of the document itself.

  • Nov 6, 2017

Eliminating managers is just the first step in his ambition. (Zappos hotels or ‘porta-parties,’ anyone?)

  • Dec 5, 2015
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