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 ...

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

Town Halls Allow Citizen Voices To Be Heard

Town Hall meetings are part of our American democracy. Whether it is an annual event, such as the New England town hall meetings, which originated in the 1620s to work through local issues, or a congressional recess event where Members of Congress and Senators meet with... Read more ...

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

46 New Members of Congress Respond to the Public’s Call for Civility

Forty six new members of the 115th United States Congress (28 republicans and 18 democrats) have signed a Commitment to Civility. Tuesday at 5:00pm they were on the House floor reading statements in support of this commitment.

Their statement... Read more ...