Sharing Values

Arthur Brooks at The Atlantic: If we want any chance at persuasion, we must offer [our values] happily. A weapon is an ugly thing, designed to frighten and coerce. A gift is something we believe to be good for the recipient, who, we hope, may accept it voluntarily,...

Upton Retires

Philip Elliott at Time reports on the retirement of Rep. Fred Upton: Well, the Reagan Administration aide and 18-term Congressman did the math this week and came to a decision with a Midwestern sensibility. On Tuesday, the long-serving Republican took the floor of the...

Civility in Nevada

Jessica Hill at The Las Vegas Sun: Pahrump resident Bill Hockstedler, a veteran who works as the vice president of strategic development for Mayo Clinic, refers to himself as a “straight shooter” and a moderate Republican who wants to see a level of civility and...

Local Deliberation

Jonathan E. Collins and Julian Bessinger have a Brookings article titled ” The case for participatory democracy during educational crisis.” In 2010, an organization called Everyday Democracy (ED) organized the Strong Start for Children (SSFC)...

General Mattis on Civility

From Washington State University: The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, domestic threats to democracy and the role young people must play in securing the future of the United States were among the topics discussed by former Sectary of Defense James Mattis during...