Citizen Leadership

Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership


A Democrat Looks at his Party … Part 2 – Q&A

One of the Northwest's most intriguing sages on national politics is Ted Van Dyk, longtime Democratic strategist and writer who over his career has been an aide to such prominent figures as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senator George McGovern and philanthropist/financier Michael Milken. Read More ›

Voter Fraud Has Long Been a Problem, and Photo IDs Will Definitely Help

When I was young, I lived in Chicago. As a college student, I lived in Evanston, Ill., which borders Chicago on the north, and later, as a law student, I lived in the heart of the city itself. Richard J. Daley was the mayor, the Democratic Party ran the city, and voter fraud was accepted as a fact of life. Read More ›

Give Thanks – It’s Good For You

When a family member learned not long ago that he was dying of cancer, he visited a church he hadn’t much seen and, while leaving, he picked up a tract on the topic of facing death. The very first suggestion was to give thanks. Initially, it seemed perverse to him; after all, he was counting his impending losses, not his Read More ›

Washington First In Vote-count Delay

A week after the recent election, some Washington candidates and measures were still agonizing over what has become routinely The World’s Longest Vote Count. Not since the 19th century have election results arrived so slowly. Some nations run almost an entire election campaign in the time we take to count the votes. Canada counts its ballots in hours. Most U.S. Read More ›

New Doubts About Diversity’’s Value

WASHINGTON – If you are anything like me, you love the city. Or at least you think you do. I mean, you love the street. You siphon energy from a crowd. You love passing by businessmen, women strolling with children, gangsters, white people, black people — people of all ethnicities — on the same city block. You fancy yourself a Read More ›

Gorton Could Be Just What the Nation Needs

Note: Read Bruce Chapman’s comments on this editorial at Discovery Blog. This article, published by The Seattle Times, is about Discovery Institute Board Member Slade Gorton: Slade Gorton could be the answer to President Bush’s latest challenge —— replacing his embattled attorney general, Alberto Gonzales. The rest of the article can be found here.

The Decalogue, Dangerous?

This article, published by the Dallas Morning News, mentions Discovery Institute Senior Fellow David Klinghoffer and his book Shattered Tablets: Another dangerous book this summer, this one for grown-ups, is David Klinghoffer’s marvelously lucid Shattered Tablets: Why We Ignore The Ten Commandments at Our Peril. The rest of the article can be found here.