Benjamin Franklin was a leading voice in the debates framing the Constitution.
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The Founders saw impeachment as a regular part of ensuring presidential accountability. A constitutional scholar offers a possible process for a rapid and smooth impeachment inquiry.
President Donald Trump arriving at the Rose Garden, May 22, 2019, in Washington.
Politics have pervaded the debate about whether Congress should impeach President Trump. One legal scholar says that whether to impeach – or not – should not be viewed as a political question.
Franklin’s lifelong quest was spreading scientific knowledge to regular people.
Franklin advanced a scientific – not supernatural – understanding of astronomical events such as eclipses. His satirical character 'Poor Richard' mocked those who bought into astrological predictions.
Benjamin Franklin observed many things about health, including the adverse effect of lead type.
Benjamin Franklin was the most famous man of his era not only because of his role in founding our country. He had a keen interest in health, with many ideas that hold up today.
Science and innovation can improve the world –but scientists have to help ensure strong democracies too.
African mathematicians and scientists have an important role to play in establishing and protecting a democratic continent.
Arriving in Lesbos, Greece from Syria.
Afghan, Syrian and Eritrean refugees keep arriving on Europe’s shores, reputedly at an increasing rate. They attempt to traverse the Mediterranean by land and sea, presumably hastened by Putin’s bombing…