George Washington and Civility

At USA Today, Jill Lawrence write of George Washington: As a teenager, he copied into his school book scores of “rules of civility” in circulation at the time. Rule 1: “Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.”...

Lee Hamilton on Civility

Former Representative Lee Hamilton at The Tribune-Star: Where many of us grew up — and still, to this day — talking easily, comfortably, and courteously with one another is the way we resolve our problems. Especially at the state and local level, political leaders...

Civility and the Yang Gang

At The Washington Times, Tim Young writes about the presidential race: The exceptions to all of this ridiculousness were the supporters of entrepreneur, philanthropist, and sadly, now former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. In the middle of all of the screaming and...

The Difficulty of Civility

Robert L. Talisse at The Conversation: Civility is a two-way street, an obligation between two people. It’s like the playground rule of keeping your hands to yourself, which still lets you defend yourself against an attack. Kids have to keep their hands to themselves,...

Survey: Consensus on Civility

Tess Bonn at The Hill: An overwhelming majority of Americans say it’s important for politicians to treat each other with civility, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey released Monday. Ninety percent of respondents nationwide said that it’s important for...