James MadisonNEWS FLASH: Wednesday, September 17, was Constitution Day, though one would not know it from the news coverage (or rather, lack thereof). None of the major television news networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox) bothered to mention it, as far as I could tell (from channel surfing, as well as searching on Google and Yahoo). Naturally, we shouldn't expect our "news" channels to interrupt 24-7 coverage of essential celebrity gossip — say, the latest scoop on Britney Spears or the 1,847,000th story on Brangelina — to remind us, in this election year, of such mundane and inconsequential matters as our Constitution or the Founding Fathers!

ConstitutionIn California on August 20, U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel denied a request by the federal government in Santa Cruz v. Mukasey to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Santa Cruz city and the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana that accuses the federal government of unconstitutionally trying to nullify California's medical marijuana laws.

Ron Paul RallyTo keep alive the debate and interest he generated for fiscally sound, constitutional governance, Ron Paul held a rally across town from the GOP nominating convention.

Chuck BaldwinCountering for the Constitution. Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s candidate for the presidency, tells where he stands on the issues.

Sarah PalinFrom relative obscurity to instant celebrity in a single day, Sarah Palin vaulted into the limelight. She was immediately dubbed both a puppet and a prototype. Which is correct?

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