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OK Congress, show us you’re changing your tune

January 5, 2015 by


We hear that frigid temperatures are coming so we’re hightailing it out of town for winter vacation. It’s a good time because the new Congress will be in session tomorrow and we want to give them some time to demonstrate that they intend to come together and be

New poll finds politicians are nation’s biggest problem

January 2, 2015 by


It’s a great sign. The American public is saying they know the dysfunction in Washington is real. Aware enough to label it their number one concern. It’s a Gallup poll released today on what we think are the nation’s biggest problems. Number one:

Have a happy …

December 31, 2014 by


… and safe new year.  Oh, and a civil, kind and respectful one.

Threats to veto, but some compromise is inevitable (please, please, please)

December 29, 2014 by


We’re hoping for the best when Congress reconvenes though with the Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress and a Democrat as president, there’s reason for concern. However it can’t be as

Congress did accomplish something in 2014

December 26, 2014 by


So it’s not all bad, the record of our Washington legislators. One big thing,  they managed to pass a budget to fund the federal government through next September. Only the Department of Homeland Security is not included. This means there will be

At last: the answer to incivility from politicians

December 25, 2014 by


We never thought it was this simple.  Christmas.  Calm seems to prevail on Christmas.  If we could only get them to think it’s Christmas every day. Not possible?  Oh well,  it seemed logical, for a split second.

Speaking with respect in politics

December 25, 2014 by


Here’s a good assessment of civility and how it’s different in politics. It comes from a dean at the University of California. We think it’s worth a few minutes of your time:

N.J. mayor, others in town, talk civility; now let’s see followup

December 24, 2014 by


Opinion: Civility should become the ‘new normal’ December 24, 2014 By PAUL ARONSOHN Mayor of Ridgewood, NJ We need to raise the bar with respect to acceptable conduct and take our public discourse to a higher level. Read more:

No comments after news stories; does it promote civility?

December 19, 2014 by


Here’s an idea that seems extreme. What do you think? The sometimes vile, insulting or simply inaccurate thoughts expressed online in response to news stories hardly create the kind of atmosphere we want our kids and grandkids

FOUND: An informed left and right radio talk show BUT …

December 13, 2014 by


Curtis Sliwa (pictured, left) and Ron Kuby (right) have worked together for many years. The former is conservative, perhaps best known as founder of the Guardian Angels, a public protection street patrol,

Dealing with those who choose insult

November 29, 2014 by


It’s a subject we often struggle over. The website, Random Acts of Kindness, has some thoughts we like. Here’s their take: Stop Negative Conversations There is a point in every conversation we have where

Shocker: Congressional leaders to seek funds on TV’s Shark Tank

November 28, 2014 by


Well, not really. Not yet, anyway. But what if they did? If you’ve watched the ABC and CNBC program Shark Tank, do you think this post has it about right? (Photo of the most frequent Sharks, clockwise from top left, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban) Speaker of […]


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