Civility and Its Exceptions

By Hannah R. Pitney I have always believed that America needs more civility. During the Trump Administration especially, I thought there was a general lack of decency. I remember a moment during the first 2020 presidential debate when I thought to myself, “How is it...

Black Views of the Police

Michael Javen Fortner at City Journal: In a 2019 Pew survey, 44 percent of blacks reported being “unfairly stopped by police” because of their race; 54 percent said, “No, has not happened to me.” In a Monmouth poll taken after Floyd’s death, 44 percent of...

Lankford Apology

The Tulsa World reports that Senator. James Lankford apologized to Black Tulsans on Thursday for not recognizing that his involvement in questioning presidential election results would offend them. Ok

On Fixing Things

General James Mattis: America is not some finished work or failed project but an ongoing experiment. And it is an experiment that, by design, will never end. If parts of the machine are broken, then the responsibility of citizens is to fix the machine—not throw it...