Just the Facts

From Facts USA: Each year, USAFacts conducts a poll to assess how Americans feel about facts, data, and where that data comes from. The resulting report, called the State of the Facts poll, provides insights into to how Americans agree and disagree on the nature of...

Undersight

Casey Burgat at R Street: The legislative branch simply does not have the levels of staff resources, funding or expertise to conduct effective oversight of the executive branch, including—and perhaps even especially—on matters of foreign affairs, intelligence and...

Budget Reform

A November 6 release from Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): The Senate Budget Committee today approved bipartisan budget reforms sponsored by Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to fix the government’s broken budget process. The bill, S.2765...

Efforts to Foster Civility

At The New York Times, Nellie Bowles reports on efforts to promote civil discussion. [A] nonprofit called Better Angel s..  is putting on half a dozen events around the country every week through the election. Its work is part of a boomlet in efforts to break partisan...