Civility in Everyday Life

J. Scott Raecker, Matt Davidson and Arthur Schwartz at The Desi Moines Register: Civility is more than being polite or avoiding conflict to simply get along. Civility doesn’t mean ignoring conflict, diversity, or difference of opinion. Rather, civility is the...

Simplifying Congressional Procedure

Kevin Kosar at The Hill: So why is the legislative procedure so complex and opaque? Largely, it is the product of the aggregation of new rules and precedents year after year. The most recent copy of the House’s guide to legislative procedure is more than 1,000 pages...

Russian Influence Spending

Anna Massoglia at Open Secrets: Russian media outlets reported spending more than $146 million on foreign influence operations and propaganda in the U.S. since 2016, with over $16 million on propaganda targeting the U.S. in 2021, OpenSecrets’ analysis of new Foreign...

Colin Powell, RIP

The late Colin Powell joined the board of the National Institute for Civil Discourse ten years ago.  The Institute’s release in 2011: Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (retired), one of America’s most well-known and highly regarded statesmen, has agreed to join...