The Corner

Don’t Vote Because DiCaprio Told You To

In my USA Today piece, I rant about celebrity get-out-the-vote campaigns — and how too many eligible voters don’t even have a basic grasp of policy and civics:

When it comes to fairly basic facts about public policy and the Constitution, plenty of U.S. citizens could use a remedial civics class. Only 34%of Americans can name even one Supreme Court justice, according to an August survey. In 2011, Newsweek administered the citizenship test to 1,000 Americans — and 38% failed the test. A 2006 study by the now-defunct McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum discovered that only 28% could identify even two of the First Amendment’s five freedoms.

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Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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