The preparations for President Biden’s as-yet-unscheduled State of the Union address are haunted by a 400-year-old conspiracy to decapitate the British government. What can we learn from the Gunpowder Plot?
By Clay S. Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | March 5, 2021
State legislatures and Congress are ill-suited — and too partisan — for the task of weighing evidence when elections are contested. Judicial supervision of these disputes is the norm in most democracies.
By Kevin Johnson, Election Reformers Network | March 5, 2021
When presidents take the oath of office, they are expected to protect America against attack. But what about pandemics and economic depressions? Here’s a brief history of how presidents have handled different threats.
By Lindsay Chervinsky, Historian and Contributor | March 4, 2021
C-SPAN and its state-level equivalents have been around for decades, quietly transmitting the minutia of government. But with statehouses still in lockdown, public affairs television is more significant than ever.
The proportion of parents who are “worried that my child will be behind when the pandemic is over,” according to a recent poll. Many parents worry their child is missing out on the non-academic aspects that school teaches, with one-quarter of parents concerned that their child is falling behind in “time management” and 22 percent of parents concerned about their child’s socialization and communication skills.
Lawmakers should ensure that cumbersome state and local regulations and review processes don't prevent providers from building out and upgrading the infrastructure that high-speed, reliable connectivity requires.
By Jeffrey Westling, R Street Institute | March 1, 2021