Disagreement and Conversation

Ted Van Green at Pew: The share of Americans who say having political conversations with those they disagree with is “stressful and frustrating” has increased in recent years. Nearly six-in-ten U.S. adults (59%) say they find these conversations stressful, up from 50%...

Alden Strikes Again

Sara Fischer at Axios: Lawmakers, local reporters and journalism advocates are sounding the alarm over a takeover attempt of local newspaper group Lee Enterprises by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for cutting journalists at local papers to maximize profits....

Bound by a Solemn Oath

In Betrayal, Jonathan Karl publishes excerpts from a speech that Liz Cheney had planned to deliver on January 6: We are bound by a solemn oath, given before God, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. We cannot comply with that oath only when it is...

Threats to Public Servants

Zack Beauchamp at Vox: Democracy doesn’t work unless citizens make it work. This not only means showing up to vote but also helping operate and administer the key institutions in a democratic society — such as schools, polling places, and local health agencies.  ...