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- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
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- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
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Latest John Adams Items
I always have to suppress a horse laugh when conservative friends piously assure me they are "strict constructionists" when it comes to interpreting our revered U.S. Constitution. The Mosaic myth that our founding document was set in stone by visionary statesmen who studded it with inherent virtues that can be tampered with only at our peril, is just that — a myth.
The Founders held religion-based virtue as essential for self-rule
We agree that Judicial Watch should be allowed to observe the hearings at Guantanamo Bay ("Chilling dissent over Guantanamo policy," Commentary, Sept. 26). More transparency, not less, is a critical check on government abuse, which is one reason why our federal courts are seen as legitimate throughout the world, unlike the tribunals in Cuba.
For generations, some of the best and the brightest are drawn to Harvard University.
John Adams and his son, John Quincy, were the second and sixth presidents. George H.W. Bush and son George W. were 41 and 43.
The spirit of Massachusetts lawyer James Otis is awakening in Congress with a vote scheduled for the House floor Wednesday to limit surveillance by the National Security Agency.
This week's "nuclear option" debate about whether U.S. senators should be permitted to filibuster presidential nominations was not about filibusters.
The defense attorney for Florida resident George Zimmerman relied on the wisdom of Founding Fathers to make key points to the jury during his closing arguments on Friday — and to emphasize that the jurors were representing the Constitution at work and ought to take their responsibilities seriously.
The thump of the bass drum, the precision of the brass and a cadence that matches the beat of a patriot's heart: that is the U.S. Marine Corps band, which celebrates its 215th birthday this week with much fanfare.