To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
Think hyper-partisanship and demagoguery are new issues? Think again. Even the very first United States president, George Washington, warned us about the problems they could bring on our government and our people.read more
It’s up to us to resist the urge to imagine that life was much better in the past, and instead to look to the present and the future. What is the president doing to improve life in the United States, now and in the days to come?read more
After being sent to jail on charges of money laundering and tampering with witnesses, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is living a pretty luxurious life compared to other inmates: he has his own suite, a private phone, a private workspace, and more.read more
Jordan Peterson, a well-respected figure within the alt-right movement, claims that liberals are seeking equality of outcome. This is, of course, is a myth. It is being perpetuated by the alt-right as means to smear the progressive movement.read more
Author and political commentator Robert Reich believes President Trump uses five tactics to “create a fog of confusion and bewilderment so we don’t pay attention to the damage he’s doing.” The first of these, Reich says, is distraction.read more
Why is everybody talking about Fox News reporter Chris Wallace’s interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin? Because he asked all the right questions and refused to let Putin beat around the bush when answering the question of why most of his critics end up dead.read more
MAVNI provides a way for the military to recruit foreign-born people with special knowledge, language, and cultural skills in order to advance the security of and contribute to the success of U.S. operations in other nations.read more
Researchers examined 3,446 participants and found that those who were more analytical in their thinking process were less prone to believe fake news headlines than those who weren’t as analytical, regardless of political affiliation.read more
The joint press conference between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit has been called “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” That comment came from a Republican senator, so just imagine what his opponents are saying.read more
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We address the need for educated voters and endeavor to defeat the many myths and lies
driving the public policy debate in the US.
Compared to people in other nations, the average US voter has terrible civics knowledge and lacks clear information about issues and candidates. Civics Nation is committed to voter education and awareness. Go to KNOWLEDGE
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“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Why we need Civics Nation….
“You cannot run a functioning democracy unless you have acceptable sources of objective facts…otherwise, we’re just going to become two shrieking bands of people who automatically distrust anything that comes from the other side.”
— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)