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Incivility May Be Down, but ‘Uncivility’ Persists

A recent study credits Congresses of the last decade as being more civil than their predecessors in the 1990s. However, the study is based on the narrow metric of how often House Members are called to order for uttering unparliamentary language questioning the character of a colleague. Wolfensberger maintains that such acts of incivility may be down but the “uncivility” of depersonalizing and ignoring Members of the other party is on the upswing.

Select Panels Offer Speakers Additional Powers and Pitfalls

January 29, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Upon Further Review, Senate Censure Makes No Sense, Sir

May 15, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

A Veto Override Vote Is Not Always an Overriding Priority

October 29, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

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