Op-Ed Contest Reminder

A reminder about CMC’s Dreier Roundtable Fall 2021 op-ed writing contest.  Entries should be in the form of an op-ed article, of the kinds that appear in newspapers and news sites. The op-ed may concern any issue in public affairs, broadly defined, domestic or...

Journalist Safety

AP Executive Editor Julie Pace: One of our most important missions at AP is ensuring the safety and security of our staff and freelance journalists around the world.Our teams face both threats to their physical safety and increasing levels of online attacks and...

Divides

From the UVA Center for Politics: The University of Virginia Center for Politics has partnered with Project Home Fire, a new initiative dedicated to finding common ground in American politics, on an innovative new data analytics and polling project to explore the...

Capital Gazette Shooting Timeline

WJZ-TV in Baltimore offers a timeline of the Capital Gazette shooting: June 28, 2018: A gunman enters the Capital Gazette offices with a “long gun,” shoots through a glass door and fires at multiple employees. Five staffers at the The Capital are killed in the attack:...

The Long Shadow of Totalitarianism

Minxin Pei, “China: Totalitarianism’s Long Shadow,” Democracy Journal, April 2021.  The abstract: Rapid economic growth in China over the last four decades has failed to bring about democratization. Instead of undergoing evolutionary liberalization, the...

Dreier on the Balanced Budget Amendment

It is very rare for a member of Congress to announce an explicit change of mind. In 2011, Rep. David Dreier did so on the proposed balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Peter Kasperowicz wrote at The Hill: House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier...

Sentence in the Capital Gazette Trial

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Leadership Statement On The Sentence In The Capital Gazette Trial: Today’s sentence in the trial of the Capital Gazette shooter is a testament to our nation’s commitment to protect journalists and serves as a reminder that...

Civility Hearing

A 9/24 release from the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Today, Chair Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair William Timmons (R-SC) of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a hearing on how to empower members of...