Common Purpose

Daniel Stid at The Art of Association: We need some hope and a sense of how we might regain our footing as citizens to renew the world’s oldest democracy.   We can find them in a recent report from the American Academy of Arts and Science’s Commission on...

The Purple America Intiative

Eman Hamid, an incoming first-year student at Claremont McKenna College, founded the Purple America Initiative, a national organization to promote civility and deliberation.  Last year, she wrote We are living in a critical moment in time. A moment in which the media...

Citizenship Curriculum

Chester E. Finn, Jr. at AEI: Conservatives should support a national citizenship curriculum to ensure that all students are taught basic civics, such as how the government works and who we are as a nation. The curriculum should be comprised of the vital concepts all...

Civic Virtue in a Pandemic

Michael Apfeldorf at the Library of Congress. In 1918, the United States faced one of the worst public health challenges in its history. An influenza pandemic – also known as the Spanish flu – infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide, killing 20-50 million...