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
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:
… and safe new year. Oh, and a civil, kind and respectful one.
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
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
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.
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: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/07/13/disrespect-in-politics-is-civility-possible/
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: http://www.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-guest-writers/civility-should-become-the-new-normal-1.1175192http://www.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-guest-writers/civility-should-become-the-new-normal-1.1175192
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
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,
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
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 […]