Thomas Jefferson, described Americans as 'subjects' in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence. While the ink was still wet, he erased that word and replaced it with 'citizens.'
The principles of the Declaration of Independence were already fiercely held in the hearts and minds of everyday Americans before July 4, 1776.
In the Gulf oil spill crisis, President Obama has shied away from theatrical moments that symbolize he's in charge. Tuesday's Oval Office speech is his attempt to take charge on his own terms.
The Supreme Court was designed by the Founders to be elitist.
Overheated rhetoric from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and other 'tea party' activists may create barriers to serious conversation, but it's not seditious. When it comes to weighing free speech versus sedition, we should err on the side of freedom.
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The Americans who made it to London post-World War II found a vibrant city fueled by courage and resolve.
Defense attorneys for Guantánamo detainees stand up for due process despite hate mail, threats, and Dick Cheney's daughter.
The 'special relationship' the US and Israel have long enjoyed is being tested again today as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses AIPAC, the most powerful Israel lobby in Washington.