Feb 21, 2013 — Mississippi got lots of attention this week for finally having ratified the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. But many states have taken decades to join the rest of the country when it comes to amending the Constitution. And some have withheld approval to this day.
Jul 5, 2012 — Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
Feb 13, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to close the achievement gap between rich and poor, and the opinion page looks at Syria. In the second hour, the U.S. Constitution, and remembering Whitney Houston.
Jul 4, 2011 — Today's Independence Day Talk of the Nation: what the Constitution means in modern times, saying goodbye to the space shuttle, Jim Axelrod on his book, In The Long Run, and what motivates people to visit airport chapels.
Jan 4, 2011 — The Constitution reading is a shout out to Tea Party voters from which some Democrats felt excluded. But Republicans are inviting Democrats to join them after members of the new minority party requested as much, not wanting to be out-Constitutioned.
Jan 6, 2011 — Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, says this is the first time the Constitution will have been read on the floor of the House. He's going to be webcasting the proceedings.