Making Congress Work

Yuval Levin at CNN: There is no silver bullet for the problems confronting our democracy, but it is crucial to begin by recognizing that the political arena is intended to be a venue for disagreement and contention. Our political system now feels dysfunctional – not...

Self-Censorship on Campus

 Samuel Abrams at AEI: Fire’s 2022-23 College Free Speech Rankings samples the views of almost 45,000 currently enrolled students at more than 200 American colleges and universities, the largest study of its kind to date. Like earlier iterations, it shows that...

Depolarization

Daniel Stid: Many civil society groups are responding to our fraught times by building bridges between citizens and groups that see the world differently and enabling them to engage in constructive dialogue. Given all the factors accelerating tribalism, depolarization...

Public Consultation

Carl Hulse at The New York Times: “There is strong evidence that [lawmakers] actually don’t even know the views of their constituents,” said Steven Kull, a psychologist who heads the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland’s School of Public...

The Trouble with Sunlight

National Constitution Center’s Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy Project TEAM CONSERVATIVE By: Sarah Isgur, David French and Jonah Goldberg. Negotiation is a very difficult thing to do in broad daylight. As with our gelded political parties, Congress is weakened...