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...

The Purple America Intiative

Eman Hamid, an incoming first-year student at Claremont McKenna College, founded the Purple America Initiative, a national organization to promote civility and deliberation.  Last year, she wrote We are living in a critical moment in time. A moment in which the media...

Congress at a Crossroads

The Association of Former Members of Congress interviewed 31 Members who left Congress in 2018 and 2019, from both sides of the aisle. The results are n a publication we’ve entitled “Congress at a Crossroads.”  At The New York Times, Carl Hulse summarizes: The study...

Self-Censorship

Emily Ekins at Cato: A new Cato national survey finds that self‐​censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them...