Civic Education and Lawlessness

 Gary Schmitt at AEI: A recent Washington Post poll has some 34 percent of U.S. adults saying that “violent action” against the government is “sometimes justified.” If more than a third of “adults” are willing to hold such a view, it is not difficult to imagine how an...

Short of Civil War

Political scientist Jay Ulfelder at The Harvard Gazette: What really worries me is we absolutely have seen the radicalization of one of the major political parties in the U.S., both in terms of the political ideas it’s putting forward, but also, its embrace of...

Proxy Voting During Omicron

At Axios, Hans Nichols (who attended CMC for his freshman year) reports on proxy voting: Why it matters: Proxy voting was enacted to allow representatives to reduce their risk of contracting the virus, but it has also undercut the convening of the People’s House...

Civility Ice Cream

In Upstate New York, a release from Stewart’s Shops: This pandemic has gone on longer than expected and people seem more frustrated and stressed than ever before.  A report published in the Washington Post, “Civility in America”, cited that 93 percent of...

Religion and Civility

Could the decline of #religion in communities be at fault for the decrease in civility? Read what our panelist @LaraMBrownPhD had to say about it. pic.twitter.com/1lwRRRYae7 — To The Contrary (@ToTheContrary) January 8, 2022

Working on the Hill

William Gray at LegBranch.org: In 2011, the Congressional Management Foundation surveyed more than 1,400 congressional staff and asked an open-ended question: What does working in Congress mean to you? They received more than 600 responses and the answers are just as...

The Cheneys on 1/6

I am deeply disappointed at the failure of many members of my party to recognize the grave nature of the January 6 attacks and the ongoing threat to our nation.” – Former VP Dick Cheney (2/2) — Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) January 6, 2022 Anyone who denies...