Dr. Carolyn J. ... Sep 7, 2017

Practice Civility Every Day

One enduring image from last week’s news coverage of the devastation Hurricane Harvey loosed on Texas is the line of people forming a human chain to reach those stuck in a car in deep water. No one cared about their political affiliation, where they worshipped or their... Read more ...

Raquel Goodrich Aug 21, 2017

Words: Our Most Powerful Weapon

Last week’s clash between neo-Nazis and the antifa brought into the public square a debate over whether protecting our right to free speech overrules the moral responsibility of stopping hate speech. And while many Americans counter-argue with the famous quote, “I... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Aug 15, 2017

Standing for What is Right

Last Saturday the heinous act of domestic terrorism that rocked Charlottesville, killing 3 people and wounding dozens of others, once again brought all of America to a halt as we tried to absorb the reality of what took place.

We know that... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jul 18, 2017

One Way to Help Revive Civility and Respect

David Leonhardt’s piece in Tuesday’s New York Times, “A Summer Project to Nourish Your Political Soul,” should... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jun 16, 2017

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Yesterday, the country was stunned by the violent attack on members of the US House of Representatives who were practicing for this week’s charity baseball game, a tradition dating back to the early 1900’s. It brought Washington up short, and there was more discussion of... Read more ...

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