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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 […]

We’re ready to be disgusted by the immigration issue

November 19, 2014 by


Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters,  just over two weeks ago,  registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility

Pres. Bush stays classy in spite of Hannity

November 17, 2014 by


The former President held his ground and refused to criticize Pres. Obama on Hannity’s Fox News program last night. The host, who is on our Shameful list, also asked a question on a previous program seeking a negative reaction to the President’s policies. We’ve written enough about Hannity, who is not a journalist. (Search Hannity […]

Why this article reminds us of Congress

November 15, 2014 by


We hope you’ll read the following story and let’s just say please note the paragraph beginning, “In that sea of chaos … ” We’re thinking it’s going to take some congressmen to have the courage to step up, as football player Roy Sanders (pictured, home page) did Friday night,

We see petty politics taking precedence over integrity

November 13, 2014 by


Could it be? Of course it could. But the fact that just days after the midterms, congressional leaders and the President can’t have a thoughtful conversation about immigration and some other contentious issues is a bit

Does civility increase when we ditch our devices?

November 11, 2014 by


A professor at Towson University in Maryland is trying to promote civility while raising questions to his students about the effect of the Internet on civility and social interaction. Andrew Reiner has written two recent articles for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun describing

What should Congress and the President do first after the election?

November 4, 2014 by


1) Establish a plan for cooperation. 2) Establish a plan for cooperation. 3) Establish a plan for cooperation. 4) Triage the issues that need attention immediately. Hmm, we seem to think that

Shameful tactics with advertorials

November 1, 2014 by


We have expressed our disgust with advertisements known as advertorials. They promote a product but the ad is made to look like a news article. There aren’t any stats but it is likely that

Controlling disrespect on the Internet

October 28, 2014 by


We’ve all known for some time that the Internet is not a model of civility. Too many people use their anonymity as a license to say anything they want to. Some of those who identify themselves abuse


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