A Threat to Adam Kinzinger

Here is the letter. Addressed to my wife, sent to my home, threatening the life of my family. The Darkness is spreading courtesy of cowardly leaders fearful of truth. Is the what you want @GOP? Pastors? https://t.co/YimZJcFp4W pic.twitter.com/BBgZ6Teur3 — Adam...

A Bit of Advice on Civility

Be kind to field staff even if you loathe the candidate. These are often underpaid college kids trying to learn and make a difference in the world. I’m grateful to any young person who chooses a public service path. They deserve our grace and support while they...

Fallen Journalists in Mexico

Matt Rivers at CNN: Stumbling upon a murder scene is not uncommon in Tijuana. In a country plagued by homicide, the city stands out. There have been more than 800 homicides registered so far this year alone, according to city officials — and that’s only...

Luttig Statement

From former judge J. Michael Luttig’s opening remarks below as prepared for the Jan. 6 select committee’s public hearing Thursday. The war on democracy instigated by the former president and his political party allies on January 6 was the natural and foreseeable...

Despairing About Democracy

 Andrew Romano at Yahoo: A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that most Democrats (55%) and Republicans (53%) now believe it is “likely” that America will “cease to be a democracy in the future” — a stunning expression of bipartisan despair about the direction of the...

The Value of Debate

Bo Seo at WSJ: [D]ebate provides a tool kit for disagreeing better. By zooming out from individual disputes to the principles that apply across them, debate can illuminate the physics of everyday disagreements. Debaters learn to isolate the main elements of successful...

The Authoritarian Threat

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca at the Bush Institute: Vladimir Putin’s brutal, unprovoked, and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine is an affront to the basic rights of the Ukrainian people and on democracy itself. But frighteningly, the ruthlessness behind the indiscriminate...

The Press Pool

Steven Portnoy, White House Correspondents’ Association President: For nearly a century, the story of the American presidency has been written through the eyes of the “press pool,” the small team of writers, photographers and technicians assigned each day to...

A Farewell to Opinion Pieces

Rick Edmonds at Poynter: Gannett has decided that the time for a traditional editorial page has come and gone. Beginning in the spring and accelerating this month, the 250-title chain is cutting back opinion pages to a few days a week while refocusing what opinion is...