Browsing All Posts filed under »Civility«

Newspaper headline over the line

July 18, 2014 by


A controversy has raged in New York city over whether to retire the city’s carriage horses. Proponents believe it is cruel to force the horses to take customers for rides on congested, polluted streets and house them in small stalls.

Deception in soccer: A plus or a minus

June 30, 2014 by


What does this have to do with respect in politics? Do many politicians disrespect their constituents by taking positions that put them in sync with their party leaders when personally, they may have different views? Sadly, yes.

Does diving and faking injury do honor to soccer?

June 29, 2014 by


The subject is especially timely during the World Cup. It relates to integrity and respect and, perhaps, can be compared to the phony outrage many politicians show, disrespectfully, to those with whom they disagree. We’ll look at the question in a post tomorrow.

Disrespectful discourse by Michigan official criticized

January 21, 2014 by


An ongoing controversy in Michigan over derogatory comments by a Republican official has prompted a statement from the party’s national chairman. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement

A year of civility is a good start

January 17, 2014 by


Every attempt to boost respect and limit incivility is welcome and we’ve pointed out that local programs seem to be leading the way. While the federal government struggles to act responsibly, many communities are making meaningful attempts to promote positive public discourse. Here’s a report on one such effort from the Jefferson City News Tribune […]

Bullying is under attack and that’s good news

January 15, 2014 by


It seems people are increasingly becoming aware of the devastating effects bullying can have. Education programs for our children are springing up at schools around the country. Many more are needed. Our sports fields

A turn for the worst for New York radio

January 14, 2014 by


The radio market in the nation’s largest city is deteriorating. The on-air personalities assuming new roles will not, sadly, be adding anything positive to the

Group seeking bipartisanship in D.C. launches new program

January 13, 2014 by


We’ve written about the group, No Labels, before. It’s a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to promoting bipartisan cooperation in Congress. It’s undertaking a

The push for civility continues

January 13, 2014 by


The din of political and media discourse has become offensive to many. The desire for respect and civility is growing and it’s happening in many venues. The one described here is a joint effort that includes a

Disrespectful squabbling over gay marriage in Utah

January 12, 2014 by


Same-sex marriage is still being debated in Utah after two conflicting court rulings that have tossed the matter back to the state legislature. But the conversation hasn’t been a respectful one. Efforts are being made to tone down

Bad behavior in youth sports and politics

January 9, 2014 by


One of the chief reasons we feel so strongly about trying to curb the incivility and disrespect displayed by politicians and media is because of the terrible example it sets for our children. They watch that behavior

Aren’t you tired of insulting comments on the Internet?

January 8, 2014 by


The lack of civility in the Internet world is known to anyone who is a frequent visitor to websites. Those administering these sites have the ability to screen out comments that are offensive or inaccurate. But


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