Electronic Civil Society in China

Nathan Gardels at Noema: The old hierarchical system, in which the custodians of perception could impose an authoritative narrative, is doomed by the democratization of information. Just as, historically, the bourgeoisie created the space for civil society vis-à-vis...

Earmarks Live

Yesterday, the House GOP Conference rejected an earmark ban. At The Hill, Zachary Courser and Michael Thorning suggest that the Republicans made the right call:   Directed spending is not deficit spending. Directed spending falls within the topline spending...

Retribution in the House

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: Yes, McCarthy as Speaker can later engineer House votes on resolutions removing anyone he wants from any standing committee, as the Democrats did twice in 2021. It is clear what is at play here is a belief that “revenge is sweet” and...