Teaching Deliberation

A release from the University of Houston-Clear Lake: In a world full of politically divisive and polarizing issues, the level of public discourse can quickly become hostile and antagonistic. That is why Se-Hyoung Yi, assistant professor of political science at...

“Civilize It”

 Dennis Sadowski at the Catholic News Service: Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is introducing...

Classroom Deliberations

From C-SPAN: de·lib·er·ate v. :to think about or discuss issues and decisions carefully Welcome to C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations! This website is designed to engage students in classroom deliberations about current issues being debated in the United States. Here you...

Civil Discourse

From the Pew Research Center: The public renders a harsh judgment on the state of political discourse in this country. And for many Americans, their own conversations about politics have become stressful experiences that they prefer to avoid.   Large majorities...