Online Discussion About Op-Eds

The Dreier Roundtable at CMC is excited to present an online discussion about writing opinion-editorial pieces, or op-eds. Tuesday’s guests will be Henry Olsen, opinion writer for the Washington Post and CMC alumnus, and Sue Horton, Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion Editor for...

Rewards of Political Independence

David French on the unexpected rewards of being politically homeless: First, it liberates you from uncomfortable and destructive associations and arguments. While the Bible promises Christians that they’ll face challenges and sometimes-fierce opposition in their...

Mister Rogers

At The Atlantic last year, Tom Junod wrote about Mister Rogers: Fred was a man with a vision, and his vision was of the public square, a place full of strangers, transformed by love and kindness into something like a neighborhood. That vision depended on civility, on...

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...

Foreign Journalists Covering US Elections

Katherine Jacobsen at the Committee to Protect Journalists: Covering elections as a foreign correspondent in the United States has traditionally meant press conferences, long days at political rallies, and road trips through rural America.   This year, however,...

Reformers

At The Washington Post, Paul Kane writes on Tom Graves, Derek Kilmer, and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: They believe that if members of Congress could be in charge of directing funding to their districts, they will be much more invested in the...

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...