George Washington and Civility

At USA Today, Jill Lawrence write of George Washington: As a teenager, he copied into his school book scores of “rules of civility” in circulation at the time. Rule 1: “Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.”...

Madison on Law and Language

From Federalist 37: The experience of ages, with the continued and combined labors of the most enlightened legislatures and jurists, has been equally unsuccessful in delineating the several objects and limits of different codes of laws and different tribunals of...

Lee Hamilton on Civility

Former Representative Lee Hamilton at The Tribune-Star: Where many of us grew up — and still, to this day — talking easily, comfortably, and courteously with one another is the way we resolve our problems. Especially at the state and local level, political leaders...

Civility and the Yang Gang

At The Washington Times, Tim Young writes about the presidential race: The exceptions to all of this ridiculousness were the supporters of entrepreneur, philanthropist, and sadly, now former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. In the middle of all of the screaming and...

Faith in Elections

R.J. Reinhart at Gallup: Although their faith has been shaken for some time, Americans are heading into their next presidential election with relatively little confidence in the honesty of the process. Four in 10 Americans (40%) interviewed in 2019 said they are...