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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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Laying Eggs @ Dinner

Dear Joseph, I am sure you’ve noticed that your mom and I talk about manners. Right now I get that it may seem like mom and dad making up lots of annoying rules. I remember my dad always reminding me … Continue reading

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Time & Consequences

Dear Joseph, The world can be a tricky place and it seems to be getting more complicated all the time. All around us people, who are really good at making wrong behavior and activities look right and things we don’t … 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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Ted Cruz on Deck for Conservative Movement & Heritage Foundation

By John F. Pilmer Applause was generous before, and deafening after, Ted Cruz spoke to the Heritage Foundation Resource Bank 2010 audience in Miami.  No doubt was left as to which side of the aisle the former Solicitor General of … Continue reading

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Conservative Survivor – Raucous Caucus

By John F. Pilmer This week’s Republican caucuses drew much larger than normal crowds following this week’s unprecedented attempted takeover of health care by the Washington’s liberal left.  Here’s one peak into the experience in Utah and the unanimous precinct … Continue reading

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