February 2, 2021

Common-Sense Common Good: Why We Should Root for a Financial Accountability Policy to Pass Its Customary Review

IHE Director of the Program on the Constitution and Catholic Social Doctrine Emmett McGroarty defends the current practice on restraining federal government settlement agreements as supportive of the common good and governmental accountability.
September 30, 2019

The Favorability Rating of the U.S. Congress: Is There Anything That Can Be Done?

In this piece, Emmett McGroarty, director of the Subsidiarity and the Constitution program, discusses how, over the last century, Congress has done a poor job exercising the powers entrusted to it by the American people, and how it has done a poor job protecting the constitutional structure. Finally, he offers solutions to address the challenges.
June 25, 2019

Is a Civil Public Discourse Even Possible?

Over the last 20 years, public discourse has tended toward the shrill and irrational, punctuated with occasional violence. No sharing of opinions. Don’t ask questions.  No discussion of points of view. Empathy is dead. Socialization—an essential human activity—is regulated by the mob, and its walls are shrinking.