Monday, January 24, 2011

Constitution (Center) Rock!

It's a living document; it likes to party. The Constitution Center has started a new blog Constitution Daily.

One of the first entries announces a State of the Union viewing party, complete with bingo, quizzo, cash bar, and prizes. Show up Tuesday, Jan 25th at 7:30. Sounds like a good time.

The blog itself looks to be lively:

"No online site will have better experts, stronger analysis, or more timely insights on the increasingly critical role the Constitution plays in public discourse than our blog, Constitution Daily,” said David Eisner, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. “And the best part is that our 21st century format will create a public forum where anyone can engage in a meaningful conversation about constitutional issues.”

Constitution Daily features posts written by the staff of the National Constitution Center , as well as accomplished authors, scholars, and partners. During the blog’s alpha phase, special guest bloggers included: author and contributor to CNN and The Daily Beast John Avlon; Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times Adam Liptak; Dr. Rogers M. Smith, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania; and Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at The University of Chicago and a Visiting Scholar at the National Constitution Center.

Some of the most viewed posts have included an analysis of the historical accuracy of the popular TV show “Boardwalk Empire” by Prohibition expert and author Daniel Okrent; Pennsylvania First Lady Marjorie O. Rendell’s opinion on the role of education in the civic health of our nation; video commentary on the Wikileaks issue by TIME magazine’s Managing Editor Richard Stengel; and a post connecting the Phillies’ acquisition of pitcher Cliff Lee to the Constitution (through the lens of Major League Baseball’s anti-trust exemption).

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