Modernizing Congress

  Recommendations of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Making Congress More Effective, Efficient and Transparent Streamline the bill-writing process to save time and reduce mistakes. Finalize a new system that allows the American people to...

The Point of Civility

Columnist Mary Sanchez: The point of civility is not to keep the boat steady. In his “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr. warned of the pitfalls of decorum, pointedly cautioning against “the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to...

Learning Civility Through Exchange

Thomas Gift and Andrew Miner at the Wall Street Journal: After the 2016 election, students from two high schools—one in Chicago and the other in rural Wisconsin—took turns visiting each other. The field trips were designed to help students understand each other’s...

Civility Survey

A June report from Weber Shandwick: The latest installment of Civility in America, an annual poll conducted by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate, in partnership with KRC Research, once again finds that the majority of Americans perceive incivility to be a problem in our...

George W. Bush on Civility

George W. Bush, Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 1, 2001: Faith is also important to the civility of our country. It teaches us not merely to tolerate one another but to respect one another, to show a regard for different views, and the courtesy to...