The Need for Civility

Angela Evans at The Hill: There can be no doubt that the media reward conflict, not consensus building. “If it bleeds, it leads” in the news business. But blaming the media is an alibi, not a valid excuse. There can be no doubt some of the new forms of social media...

President Ford on a Free Press

President Gerald R. Ford, Remarks at the Dedication of the Anderson Independent and Anderson Daily Mail Building in Anderson, South Carolina, October 19, 1974: Now I happen to differ with those who categorize the journalists I know, and others, as a different kind of...

SCOTUS, the Senate, and Civility

Justice Roberts’s statement on Wednesday: This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wantedto tell them that...

Restoring Civility

From Two Paths America The restoration of civility – the way we talk to and respond to one another, then compromise our views and work with others to find commonsense solutions – is purposely listed first among these themes. Common courtesy is the key to rebuilding...

Modernizing Congress

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Chair Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Tom Graves (R-GA) participated in a Special Order on the House floor Monday to highlight the work of the committee and detail the recommendations that have been unanimously...

Digital Incivility

Jacqueline Beauchere at Microsoft: The Microsoft Digital Civility Index (DCI), a measure of the tone and tenor of online interactions as reported by consumers in 25 countries, stands at its lowest level since the survey began. Findings are being released in...