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  • American Democracy
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    American Democracy

    Sophia Rosenfeld is the author of “Democracy and Truth: A Short History.” She talked about the long-held tensions among citizens in a democracy to determine what the truth is -- rather than…

  • Constitution and Persons with Disabilities
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    Constitution and Persons with Disabilities

    In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that…

  • 2013 Constitution Day Lecture
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    2013 Constitution Day Lecture

    Raymond Smock talked about how lawmakers have dealt with the complexities of the U.S. Constitution throughout the document’s history. He suggested that lawmakers have struggled with…