Jan 19

The Constitution’s 225th Anniversary is a call to action

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


As the power and status of the United States has increased in the 225 years since the Constitution was signed, what’s at stake every four years has only risen.

Jul 13

Kind words in contentious times

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.


Cokie Roberts delivered a heartfelt eulogy yesterday for former First Lady of the United States Betty Ford, a woman known for her grace and activism inside and outside of the White House–particularly in the fight for women’s rights and against addiction.

Mar 10

C&D: The right to brutal speech?

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago.


We asked some of our C&D guests: Should a fringe church be able to protest near military funerals?

Feb 24

C&D: American dissent vs. Egyptian dissent

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago.


We asked eight Civility and Democracy panelists for their perspectives on the Egyptian revolution in less than 250 words.

Dec 16

When dissent becomes shrill, shallow, and polarized

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.


Can we can have “civic dialogue” that advances the “public good,” while at the same time recognizing that dissent has played an important role in America’s “social progress?”