Madison on Civil Debate

Federalist 37: It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is...

Templeton Prize Address by Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, Templeton Prize Address, September 24, 2020: Of all the developments that cause me concern over the past few years, none is greater than the growing disregard of maintaining a high standard of...

The Peaceful Transfer of Power

  The peaceful transfer of power is enshrined in our Constitution and fundamental to the survival of our Republic. America’s leaders swear an oath to the Constitution. We will uphold that oath. — Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) September 24, 2020

John Wesley on Political Civility

John Wesley, October 6, 1774 I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their...

Ginsburg and Scalia

 At Fox, Christopher Scalia recalls his father’s friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. Judge Jeffrey Sutton, one of my father’s former clerks, tells a story about visiting my father at the Supreme Court on what happened to be Justice...

Op-Ed Contest

The Dreier Roundtable is pleased to announce an op-ed contest.  Entries should be in the form of an op-ed article, of the kinds that appear in newspapers. The op-ed may concern any issue in public affairs, broadly defined.  This site offers useful advice on how to...