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The Two Sides of Incivility

Last week I attended a course called Crucial Conversations, which is based on the NY Times Best Selling book of the same name. It was a great training and worth the time investment. As I took some time to go … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Incivility – We’ve Got the Gimme’s

While much of the Tuscon civility debate has focused on words and pointing fingers for uncivil speech/rhetoric, no one seems to be looking at a more serious way that both Republicans and Democrats may be contributing to the growing lack … Continue reading

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Being Polite is Not Civility

As part of my work on this blog, I like to monitor and read the ongoing stream of articles on political civility. The more I read, the more I am reminded of the line in Princess Bride where Inigo remarks … Continue reading

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Bret Stephens Defines Incivility, But Don’t Tell Him

I thought Bret Stephens’ article in the WSJ today about Keith Olbermann was interesting. What I found most interesting is that Stephens claims that incivility is not the greatest threat to political discourse rather he says: “…the real threat is … Continue reading

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Robust Civility = Deep & Honest Disagreements

Interesting article from Michael Gerson on civility. Two exerpts I especially enjoyed: We need a robust civility that allows for deep and honest disagreements instead of explaining those differences away. In the long run, this is only achievable if Americans … Continue reading

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Misunderstood Power of Civility

Given the disturbing events in Tucson, it is not surprising that the President and others are calling for a more civil political dialogue. I agree with their call, but before we get too far down the road, we should make … Continue reading

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