Political Civility

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“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just does not work that way.” – President Trump, SOTU 2019
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update 

Congress’ powers
of investigation and oversight are necessary for the health and stability of
American democracy. Congressional investigation is not a phenomenon unique to
the…

25-day shutdown exemplifies changing norms in America’s governing institutions
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Jan. 15, 2019, marks day 25 of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown that began on Dec. 22. Not terribly long ago, spending bills were enacted before the end of the fiscal year….

“Vulgarity won’t drive out vulgarity, and bullying won’t drive out bullies” – Standards of public officials’ behavior continue to degrade without consequence.
Aubrey Neal

AIN UPDATE

“Vulgarity won’t drive out vulgarity, and bullying won’t drive out bullies”

On Jan. 3 at a public reception, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., referred to the President…

Nikki Haley on polarization
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Increased polarization and political volatility are creating lasting effects on America’s standards of political discourse. Addressing this shifting norm, former US Ambassador to the…