An Editorial Call for Civility

From WBAL in Baltimore: We are in the throes of the election season. The signs are everywhere, literally, on our lawns, in our mailboxes and on our televisions — messages from candidates vying for our vote.All are the hallmarks of a normal election...

Civility in Philadelphia

Anuj Gupta at The Philadelphia Inquirer: Over the last several years, Philadelphia has established a number of successful templates for civil community conversation, including the Philadelphia Foundation-supported On The Table initiative and the Knight...

Common Ground in Public Opinion

Samuel Abrams at AEI: New data as part of the Survey Center on American Life, a project of AEI, reveals that our polarized discourse is impacting most Americans. Yet, the data also shows that most Americans are still open minded enough to find common ground with...

Civility and Catholicism

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service: Pope Francis has long recognized the ruptures along ideological lines that are occurring, threatening the unity of the society as well as the church. Throughout his papacy, the pope’s talks during weekly general audiences...

A Civil Debate … In Utah

Lisa Riley Roche at The Deseret News: The two major-party candidates in the Utah governor’s race, Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and Democratic University of Utah law professor Chris Peterson, stressed their differences on the state’s response to COVID-19 Tuesday...

Madison on Civil Debate

Federalist 37: It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is...