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Where The Idea For Presidential Pardons Came From
The U.S. president's constitutional power to wipe away a criminal conviction dates back to English kings.
A Lot Of Americans Don't Understand Government ... That's Not Good
In an educational era that stresses math and reading, civics is on the backburner.
The Founding Fathers Really Wanted A National University
With the United States in its infancy, the founders knew we needed a training ground for future leaders.
The US' History Of Protecting Religious Freedom In Other Countries
What was once largely an effort to protect 19th century Christian missionaries has evolved into a much, much bigger strategy.
Promoting Religious Freedom Abroad Is Strategic For The U.S.
There are plenty of reasons to advocate for people of all faiths to practice what they believe. For the U.S., it's a national security strategy.
Supreme Court Decides Against Getting Involved In Gerrymandering Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court could have issued landmark opinions against partisan gerrymanders — one from each political party. It didn't.
Gerrymandering Is Absolutely Unfair, But Should SCOTUS Get Involved?
The court typically wants nothing to do with cases that could paint it as a political actor ... and for good reason.
As DACA Winds Through Courts, A Cautionary Tale In Executive Orders
The status of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers hangs on two administrations' interpretations of what the White House can and can't do.