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December 15, 2015

Today in history: Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights in 1791

Today is the 224th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Many of our basic civil rights are recognized in the Bill of Rights, and it would not be surprising if Americans assumed that these rights were explicitly recognized in the original Constitution. ...

May 08, 2012

The Federalist in today's academy

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal included this article by Peter Berkowitz asking why it is that college and even graduate students today don't study The Federalist Papers. I'm not sure what the situation is in America's "leading" institutions of higher education, but it's certainly true that most students in most of the nation's average schools will ...