Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jun 9, 2017

Demand A Civil Democracy

Texas may once have been part of the “Wild West” but that time is long past.

So the fact that two popularly elected state lawmakers couldn’t resolve their differences with words and instead “tussled” — as the Texas Tribune ... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jun 9, 2017

The Price Paid to Bring Us the News

“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that light; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jun 9, 2017

Practicing Civility is Everyone’s Job

Some people will do almost anything to get publicity. And that is exactly what comedian Kathy Griffin did when she posed holding a blood soaked fake head that resembled the current president, and then shared it with her two million plus followers on Twitter. It is tactless... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jun 9, 2017

United We Stand

On Saturday in Portland, Oregon two young women, one wearing a religious head covering, got on the metro light rail system. They were approached by a man who began shouting hateful words at them. He told us to “go back to Saudi Arabia, and he told us we shouldn’t be here,... Read more ...

Dr. Carolyn J. ... Jun 9, 2017

Commencement Civility

At this time of year Americans come together on college campuses all across the country to celebrate and honor all the young people who have successfully completed their college careers. Commencement speakers are given the time honored role of sending these young people off... Read more ...