In The News
There is a broad consensus on the impact of today’s brand of incivility: When people can’t talk to each other, they can’t solve important problems. But there are many competing views on the cause and the solution.
It’s April 14, 1861. News of the surrender of Fort Sumter has reached Washington, D.C. A first term president elected with less than 40 percent of the popular vote, you have been in office for a little over a month. Your first crucial decision as president was to re-supply Union troops at a fort offshore… [Continue Reading]
Supreme Court to taxpayers: We’re closed For business
We avoided a shutdown, but we kept asking our guests about the state of civility in our government.
On Tuesday night, 75 people filled a conference room in the National Constitution Center to think about how an engaged citizenry can do work that helps realize the Founding Fathers’ vision of “a more perfect Union.”