Memorial Day 2020

  From the National Cemetery Administration: The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) is committed to observing Memorial Day 2020 in a manner that honors those who sacrificed for our Nation while protecting the health and safety of visitors and our team...

Washington’s Rules

At Newsweek, Alexandra Hudson writes about Washington’s rules of civility: The novel coronavirus is an excellent example of how individual actions matter most because of their aggregate effects. Civilization is held together by the cumulative effects of our...

Coronavirus and Civil Society

Ryan Streeter and David Wilde at RealClearPolicy: The spirit of American volunteerism has been on display from the very beginning of the coronavirus crisis: Medical workers have flocked to virus hotspots to help; scientists are volunteering to battle the...

Reason for Hope

Laura Bush: Fred Rogers said, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” America is full of helpers. And during times of crisis, the desire to help others is strongest. These months have brought unimaginable change to our workplaces, our...

Pawlenty Calls for Civility

Tim Pawlenty at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Even before the pandemic, there was a great deal of fear and anger stirring in America. Massive demographic, cultural and technological change — combined with a growing sense of economic injustice — severely stressed...

Participation in Rulemaking

From the Government Accountability Office: The public comment process: Agencies engage in three basic phases during the rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA): 1) they process comments submitted by the public, which may include identifying...

Bob Michel

In case you ever need video of former House minority leader Bob Michel singing the Star Spangled Banner, here you go: pic.twitter.com/QSS6eaBnDz — Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) May 17, 2020 Bob Michel (R-IL) was the greatest minority leader in the history of the...