Harassing Election Workers

Tom Nichols at The Atlantic: Our elections work because they are run by ordinary citizens at the state and local level who either were elected or volunteered to help administer the vote as a matter of civic duty. This is a wondrous thing: community volunteers...

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...

Coping on the Hill

Nan Swift at LegBranch.org: Congressional staff, particularly those that answer the phone and often bear the brunt of violent and threatening language, need the appropriate strategies and tools—especially those that address mental health—to help them effectively...

Civility and Aspirational Love

Nancy Snow at The Oklahoman: To achieve true civility in a society rife with gaslighting and other assaults on human dignity, we need to consider how to move beyond even justified anger and incivility and toward an elusive ideal: aspirational love. Aspirational love...

Spencer Cox and Civility

At The Deseret News, Katie McKellar reports on Utah Governor Spencer Cox: The Republican governor has been vocal about the need for more civility in today’s political landscape — even before he was sworn in as governor in January 2021. During the 2020 election, when...