Counties for American Civic Renewal

Adam Seagrave at NR: {The] he most basic and decisive reason we can’t look to the national and state governments for American civic renewal is that the American experiment was always, from the beginning, an experiment in self-government. The “self” in self-government...

Ukraine and the Limits of Diplomacy

Raphael S. Cohen and Gian Gentile at RAND: At this particular moment, diplomacy cannot end the war in Ukraine, simply because Russian and Ukrainian interests do not yet overlap. The Ukrainians, understandably, want their country back. They want reparations for the...

Public Service Motivation

Donald Moynihan at Vox: The best recruitment tool government has going for it is that it allows people to make a difference, whether it’s helping kids grow, performing groundbreaking science, or protecting their fellow citizens. Research shows that people with...

The Speakership and Power in the House

 At The Hill, Donald Wolfensberger says that House Freedom Caucus members may withhold votes from Kevin McCarthy, forcing the election of a speaker to go to multiple ballots.  The Caucus wants concessions that would decentralize power in the House. Some observers have...