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Civic Genius Report: Extremism & Political Violence

April 20, 2024

Extremism and political violence in the United States are on the rise. As we move further into 2024, many people – not just experts but…

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When Conversations Turn Extreme

April 17, 2024

We love a strong opinion. Bold ideas take us forward, solve problems, and challenge us to make our country work for everyone. Even views that…

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Citizen Assemblies: An Interview with Marjan Ehsassi

March 7, 2024

Around the world, citizen assemblies take on their own unique shape, one that reflects the community they’re in. In Europe, the Federation for Innovation in…

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Quiz: Inflation

February 20, 2024

Who’s in charge of interest rates? Who does inflation affect most? Take the quiz to test your knowledge.  

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City Councils

January 23, 2024

What is It?   Can you fight city hall? Well, hopefully you have a great city council and you can just ask nicely. Here’s what…

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Quiz: State Legislature Headlines of 2023

January 10, 2024

What vote in Ohio made national news? Is anyone trying to make housing less expensive? Take the quiz to test your knowledge.  

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Quiz: Climate Adaption

August 9, 2023

Which energy source requires the most land? An animal sanctuary in Louisiana is running practice drills to teach what kind of animal to take shelter…

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Congressional Budget Office

July 19, 2023

What is it? Ever hear about a bill and think “that’s obviously a great idea…what’s stopping Congress from passing it?” Then you read a little…

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What Is Civic Genius?

June 26, 2023

A lot of folks in our community have been asking recently how Civic Genius got its name. As we all prepare to celebrate this Fourth…

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