Revive Civility News

June 11, 2018
When the mother of Palisades Park’s mayor recently posted a screed on Facebook attacking the community’s Koreans after her son’s primary race against a Korean-American candidate was deemed too close to call, it was merely the freshest example of the sort of virulent, politicized, insult-infused read more
June 05, 2018
The 2018 midterm campaigns are officially underway. More than a dozen states have already held primaries and 8 more are being held today, with voters from both parties selecting the candidates who will represent them at the polls this November. Both of us have spent enough time in politics to know read more
May 20, 2018
Rep. Bob Cupp has been named as the new co-chair of Revive Civility Ohio. The National Institute for Civil Discourse named Cupp to replace former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro in the position after Petro moved out of state to be closer to family. Cupp says he is excited to get to work in showing read more
April 16, 2018
by Diane Atwood | Catching Health  Were you ever told that you should never discuss religion or politics in polite company? Have you noticed that these days everything, especially politics, seems to be fair game for a heated conversation? And whether you are a politician or just an ordinary citizen read more
April 16, 2018
Donna Red Wing, a civil rights activist who campaigned for LGBTQ equality, died Monday afternoon at her home in Des Moines after an eight-month battle with cancer. She was 67. Red Wing, who was once called as "the most dangerous woman in America" by the Christian Coalition, spent more than three read more
April 15, 2018
By Roger Katz and Matthew Pouliot, Special to the BDN • April 15, 2018 10:00 amLast month, the two major parties finalized the names of the candidates who will compete for party backing in the race for Maine governor. Those candidates will join independents on the ballot to determine who will lead read more
April 10, 2018
GARY — For the third straight year, Gary becomes the civility capital of the world. Representatives from 14 nations will converge Thursday on Northwest Indiana for World Civility Day. The Community Civility Counts program of speakers and workshops takes place at the Indiana Welcome Center in read more
April 04, 2018
Are modern politics really more uncivil than most of our historical politics? Are we in a unique time in our history? We talk to the leader of a national institution that aims to bring civility back to politics. Carolyn Lukensmeyer is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil read more
March 30, 2018
The Gary Chamber of Commerce recently announced one of the featured speakers for the 3rd Annual World Civility Day – one of the Nation’s experts on Civility, Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse. The organization works to reduce political read more
March 30, 2018
During email exchanges with readers, I was asked to apply my quill to how “cause tribes” attack the American value of individualism and ultimately “eviscerate, reduce and eventually eliminate inalienable constitutional rights.” It was suggested I read “Be Wary of Cause Junkies” by Alexandra York on read more