Some recent happenings in the citizenship world:
Writing in The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf disagrees with Thomas Ricks’s proposal for a draft.
There are less than two weeks left before the National Conference on Citizenship’s Civic Data Challenge officially closes on July 29.
Meghan Clyne at National Affairs draws lessons in liberty and citizenship from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series.
A recent survey looks at the connection between participation in online communities and increased civic engagement.
Drafting our kids?
In yesterday’s New York Times, Thomas Ricks, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, echoed a call recently made by General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of international forces in Afghanistan, to bring back the draft.