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    The Presidency and Impeachment

    Constitutional scholars Philip Bobbitt and Akhil Reed Amar discussed how the U.S. Constitution defines impeachable offenses for the President. Philip Bobbitt, who was legal counsel to the…

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    James Madison and the Constitution

    A panel discussion was held on James Madison and the U.S. Constitution. James Madison was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, a founder of his party, and one of the…

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    Lincoln, Bush and the War Powers of the Presidency

    Panelists talked about the American Constitution and compared the attitudes of Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush toward the Constitution during wartime. After the program, they responded to audience members…

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    Privatizing Schools

    The National Alliance of Business and Scholastic Incorporated sponsored the 8th annual Business Education Forum. At this conference, leaders in business, education and government gathered…

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    Private Company Management of Public Schools

    Witnesses testified on the efficacy of private management for public schools. Mr. Benno Schmidt and Ms. Deborah McGriff proposed to set up a national school management structure. Mr. John…

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    Edison Project

    Benno Schmidt and Christopher Whittle addressed an audience at a luncheon at the National Press Club on the goals of the Edison Project. The Edison Project was an educational initiative to create…

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    Free Speech on Campus

    Benno C. Schmidt Jr., president of Yale University, spoke about the issue of free speech on college campuses. He talked about the current surge of “political correctness” on campuses. Mr.…

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    Federal Courts: Progress & Prospects

    This event was sponsored by the Bicentennial Conference on the Judiciary Act of 1789. Participants, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices discussed the establishment and role of the…

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    Problems & Issues Facing American Educational Systems

    University presidents spoke about problems in higher education plaguing the U.S. in the late 1980's.

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    University Presidents at White House

    University presidents were at the White to meet with president Bush.

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