April 30, 2016
The New York Times | by The Editorial Board Excited to participate in the presidential election, more than 22,000 people in Kansas applied to register to vote in a three-week period in February just days before the state presidential caucuses. It was a reassuring display of democracy — except that read more
April 29, 2016
PRI | by Timothy McGrath We’ve heard a lot of … let’s say, colorful rhetoric this election cycle from US presidential candidates and their supporters. Now, a team of data scientists at MIT say they can actually quantify just how toxic our political and public discourse has become — at least on read more
April 18, 2016
Gary Warth | The San Diego Union-Tribune SAN DIEGO — Despite some rather uncivil behavior during the 2016 presidential campaign, panelists gathered for a morning discussing about civility at the University of San Diego were optimistic about the future. Then again, next year’s conference may very read more
April 15, 2016
Carmen McCollum | NWI The Times GARY — Hundreds of people committed to the concept of being civil in the workplace, in politics, in the classroom and in everyday life gathered Thursday at Majestic Star Casino for the first World Civility Day event. Keynote speaker United Nations Ambassador Clyde read more
March 29, 2016
MSNBC By Frederick M. Lawrence We are witnessing an impoverished notion of debate in our society. On a daily basis, we see the two ways in which our ability to debate important issues is breaking down.  First, America’s public square has seen a coarsening of our collective discourse. Presidential read more
March 21, 2016
Town Meeting Seeks Solutions to Lack of Civility By Stephanie Beougher  Civility, or the lack of it, in the current political climate was the focus of a town meeting at the Ohio Statehouse on March 18. Sponsored by The Ohio Civility Consortium and the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Legacy Committee read more
March 18, 2016
WBNS-10TV | by Glenn McEntyre  COLUMBUS, Ohio - Much has been made of the nasty tone of this year's election cycle. Friday in Columbus, an effort got underway to bring civil conversation back to politics. In an especially uncivil season, Friday at the Ohio Statehouse, came the call to do better. " read more
March 10, 2016
New videos circulating on social media show a protester at a Donald Trump rally being punched in the face by an audience member as he was being led out of a rally Wednesday in Fayetteville, N.C. The apparent assault comes on the heels of another altercation showing a woman being pushed at a Trump read more
January 23, 2016
I could not agree more with last Saturday’s op-ed “Both parties see the need to restore civility” by Martin Schram. Three years ago, when I left the Ohio legislature, I joined with the National Institute for Civil Discourse, to create an organization, Next Generation, work at eliminating the read more