Showing respect for those who fought, even when they fought and killed those on your side is hard – and necessary. When a women’s memorial association in Columbus, Mississippi, decorated…
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We help American adults understand and explain the value of our system of government and how, together, we can protect and improve the foundations of trust in our republic. To…
How did the framers think about federalism and what has changed since their time?
How can Americans work together even if they don’t trust each other?
What Weird New Case Involved the Separation of Powers?
Sometimes, lawsuits include surprising lessons about how our government is meant to work. The State of New Mexico v. Alexander Rae Baldwin (2023) certainly does. The case has yet to…
Student Loans & Separation of Powers
What does the separation of powers have to do with student loan forgiveness?
Thoughts About MLK Day 2023
Some things to think about on MLK Day and every day.
Bill of Rights Day: Dec. 15
Why does the Bill of Rights matter? Find out here!
Check Out Our Course on the Presidency
When the framers created the presidency, they were intent on solving two trust-related problems. One problem was how to harness political competition for the public good without the polarizing consequences…
Here’s why we are grateful this Thanksgiving!
Republic or Democracy?
Is the US a republic or democracy? Find out here!
November 8 is Election Day
Nov. 8 is the last day to vote!
Short Course on Federalism
What is federalism? What are the pros & cons? Learn here!
Economic Value of the Republic
Is the economy tied to the state of democracy in our republic? Find out here!
The Value of Free & Fair Elections
The people who best know the value of free and fair elections are those who spent time living without them.
Constitution day 2022
Should it be easy to change the Constitution?
In Places Like These …
What is politics like in places like Cambodia and Nicaragua?
What’s the value of a loyal opposition?
Governance in Hard Times
What kind of government handles tough times best? Find out here!
Problem-Solving is Still Possible
Bipartisan problem-solving in Oregon? Find out why & how here!
Federalism & Polarization
What aspect of federalism could impact polarization? Find out here!
The Last Line in the Declaration of Independence, July 2021
What is in the last line of the Declaration of Independence?
Republic or Democracy 17
How well does the USA compare to other countries on freedom? Click to find out!
Our Republic, Our Democracy is Precious
Why is our system of government better than autocracies and illiberal republics?
Advantage of Liberal Republics 5
Which form of government offers more hospital beds per capita?
Advantages of Liberal Republics 2
Which are more inclusive: liberal or illiberal republics?
Answer of the Week
Do you know the difference between a democracy and a republic?
Political and Civil Liberties Elsewhere 1
What about freedom of speech elsewhere?
How Does Our System Stack Up?
How well does our system if government stack up against others?
Can the Courts Protect the Republic?
Can the courts protect the Republic all by themselves?