Civics Essays

The following essays provide civics context to issues from current affairs. Permission to reproduce can be requested here.

Damaging Public Trust

Is it time to consider further curbs to free speech? The quality of public discourse is too important to the proper function of democracy to leave it unprotected. (5 minute read)

Sovereignty, Power, Crime and Accountability

If we respect the 'rational-legal framework', why do we defer to autocratic leaders with no legitimate mandate? (5 minute read)

Religion and Freedom

As more of the world recognizes the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, the protection of religious freedoms must be balanced with an individual secular right to freedom from religion. (5 minute read)