Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Just

I'm an Iraqi who risked my life for America. Trump’s visa ban puts my family in grave danger.

How a displaced Iraqi who worked with the U.S. Army experienced the recent immigration restriction.

By Zakariya Al Sagheer | Vol. 83

The Just

It’s Working Out Very Nicely

NPR investigates the rollout of the recent immigration order, and how it affected hopeful immigrants around the world.

By This American Life | Vol. 83

The Just

Untangling the Immigration Debate

Sanneh steps back from the daily polls to provide a judicious and straightforward distillation of the basic arguments around immigration policy in the United States.

By Kelefa Sanneh | Vol. 82

The Just

Vetting the Executive Order

A detailed and helpful explanation of the executive order by an international human rights lawyer, introduced by a conservative Catholic professor of jurisprudence.

By Robert P. George & Angela Wu Howard | Vol. 82

The Just

It’s Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show

A former FBI employee examines official Justice Department records listing all counterterrorism subjects arrested or charged in the last two years.

By Nora Ellingsen | Vol. 82

The Just

The Bail Trap

“As bail has evolved in America, it has become less and less a tool for keeping people out of jail, and more and more a trap door for those who cannot afford to pay it.”

By Nick Pinto | Vol. 79

The Just

When Freedom Isn’t Free

A closer look at the $14 billion industry that helps accused offenders refinance bail charges they can’t meet—at substantial long-term cost.

By Alysia Santo | Vol. 79

The Just

How Prison Debt Ensnares Offenders

For those who are convicted and serve time, court-imposed financial woes often long outlast jail sentences.

By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | Vol. 79

The Just

The Long-Term Costs of Fining Juvenile Offenders

Court-imposed fines and fees can trap even the very youngest criminal offenders in cycles of poverty and crime.

By Eric Markowitz | Vol. 79


The Just

On Mental Health & Public Responsibility

A summary of this week’s articles, which focus on the issue of mental health in America.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 40

Thank you for your interest in New City Commons.

117 4th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 533-0622

Request more information:

Please complete the highlighted fields.