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 By Lee Hamilton    Viewpoints    May 6, 2021 

Comments on congress: Summing Up Democracy

It's so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What's the Senate going to do...

 

Coments on Congress: Our Country Rests on People Doing the Right Thing

As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to...

 

The New President's Toughest Job: A Polarized America

If the months since the November elections have shown us anything, it’s that the US is more deeply divided than we’ve experienced in a very long...

 

Op-Ed: This is a testing time for all of us

A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the US preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and m...

 

Op/Ed: Without civility, our system doesn't work

When he was just a young teenage schoolboy, George Washington sat down and copied out 110 "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior." Many of these...

 

Op/Ed: Why Trust Matters

To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated,...

 

Commentary: We Make Progress When Citizens Tackle Small Stuff

One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a...

 

Commentary: To improve, congress needs to look inward

There are a lot of reasons why Congress finds itself hamstrung in Washington and discounted by the people it serves at home. These include long-term t...

 

Comments on Congress: The Political Landscape Ahead

In the days following George H. W. Bush's death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the...

 

Comments on Congress: A More Perfect Union

You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,...

 

Comments on Congress - Politics: We Need It

Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There's the widespread disregard for our core values of toleranc...

 

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