On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. prison in Cuba, Penn's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law issued recommendations on how to close Guantánamo.
Institutions of Democracy
Claims About Vaccines and Voter Fraud Lead FactCheck.org’s ‘Whoppers of 2021’
FactCheck.org's 2021 "whoppers of the year" include claims about Covid-19 and vaccines, Trump's false voter fraud claims, and claims by and about the Biden administration.
1 in 3 Americans Say They Might Consider Abolishing or Limiting Supreme Court
More than a third of Americans say they might be willing to abolish the Supreme Court or have Congress limit its jurisdiction if the court were to make decisions they or Congress disagreed with.
APPC in New Collaboration to Counter Misinformation Online
APPC and FactCheck.org are part of an NSF-funded collaboration to counter misinformation online by narrowing the gap between research and response.
Americans’ Civics Knowledge Increases During a Stress-Filled Year
A growing number of Americans can name the branches of government and First Amendment freedoms, according to the Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey.
Guns in America: Annenberg Classroom Releases Film on the Second Amendment
Annenberg Classroom has released the film “Second Amendment: D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago” on the history of gun ownership in the United States and important court rulings affecting it.
Civics Renewal Network Adds New Members
The Civics Renewal Network (CRN), a consortium dedicated to strengthening civic life in the United States, has added three civics and history education organizations to the network.
Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law Moves to Annenberg Public Policy Center
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law will become formally affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, effective July 1, 2021, with a joint mission of strengthening the rule of law.
Annenberg Classroom Film ‘Freedom of Assembly’ Wins Awards
Annenberg Classroom’s documentary about the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly has been honored with a 2021 Platinum Hermes Creative Award in Electronic Media.
FactCheck.org Honored with 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award
FactCheck.org has been honored with a 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award for fact-checking from the Society of Professional Journalists for the article "Trump on the Stump."