In the event of a shutdown, the federal government does not actually stop functioning entirely but a few things will change.
Congress recently passed and President Obama signed a one year extension to three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act. Included is a “lone wolf” provision that enables wiretapping of individuals.
In this TED conference video, psychologist Jonathan Haidt argues that moral diversity—which is closely connected to political diversity—is essential to create positive change in society
Egypt does not have the luxury of starting from scratch; it must rise from the ashes of decades in which its constitution was rendered meaningless by the “state of emergency” declared by the president.
by Erin Moriarty, 2010 Jennings Fellow In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and […]
Emily had two options – get rid of the message she was carrying or be caught and tried as a spy!
In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: Ethics and Political Philosophy breakout session, participants question whether it’s okay for political debate to be intense and combative.
In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: Religion breakout session, participants consider whether there is a religious obligation to become an active participant in society, and how religion creates both civility and incivility.
In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: History breakout session, participants discuss some historic examples of incivility and compromise, and what can we learn about civility from the study of history.
In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: Civic and Social Entrepreneurs breakout session, participants question whether incivility is a result of society avoiding to confront important issues, and whether policymaking be done behind closed doors?