Statehouse Civility

Reid Wilson at The Hill: When Jason Frierson (D) became Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, he wanted to signal to minority Republicans that he was open to compromise and conversation, that he represented a clean break from the partisan feuds that had riven the...

Rare Good News About a Newspaper

Brittney Mejia at The Los Angeles Times: The state’s oldest weekly newspaper, which once published Mark Twain, will keep printing after a California retiree stepped in to save the day. Carl Butz, a fourth-generation native Californian, is taking over the Mountain...

Hamilton on the War Power

Federalist 69: The President is to be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect his authority would be nominally the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it. It would amount to nothing more...

A Case for Civility

Andy Smarick at The Bulwark: Put simply, our liberal democratic republic can’t be sustained if we all believe ourselves to be obviously on the side of the angels and always in an existential struggle against the forces of evil. In 2020, we should resolve to be less...