The Value of Civility and Empathy

From Government Executive: America’s public discourse has gotten rougher over the past decade, with incivility on the rise.  Social media, more coarse politics and more disconnection have made civility more and more rare. As our society and political system try to...

Partisan Misperception

Daniel Stid at The Art of Association: Consider the findings of a recent study by political scientists Douglas Ahler and Gaurav Sood, “The Parties in Our Heads: Misperceptions About Party Composition and Their Consequences.” The authors draw on survey data...

Online Discussion About Op-Eds

The Dreier Roundtable at CMC is excited to present an online discussion about writing opinion-editorial pieces, or op-eds. Tuesday’s guests will be Henry Olsen, opinion writer for the Washington Post and CMC alumnus, and Sue Horton, Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion Editor for...

Rewards of Political Independence

David French on the unexpected rewards of being politically homeless: First, it liberates you from uncomfortable and destructive associations and arguments. While the Bible promises Christians that they’ll face challenges and sometimes-fierce opposition in their...