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Category Archives: Civility in Politics
In his TheAtlantic.com blog, James Fallows quotes a reader’s query: Everyone seems to say, “we need to be more civil!” without actually putting forward positive advice on what constitutes responsible vs. irresponsible speech. … I would love to see a … Continue reading
The Civility Project, led by R. Mark DeMoss, a conservative evangelical Christian Republican and Lanny Davis, a liberal Jewish Democrat, was built on a Civility Pledge— I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior. I will be respectful of … Continue reading
The title of Frank Rich’s Sunday New York Times column, “The Bipartisanship Racket,” gives the game away. According to Rich, In its patronizing desire to instruct us on what is wrong with our politics, No Labels ends up being a … Continue reading
Today’s Austin American-Statesman carries a column by regular contributor John Young inspired by the designation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as Time’s “Person of the Year.” What’s so odd about the choice is that he seems like a genuinely nice guy. … Continue reading
One of the speakers at the No Labels kickoff was David Brooks, who is well known as a center-right New York Times columnist. His December 9 column (reprinted in today’s Austin American-Statesman) reinforces his centrist credentials. In explaining why the Bush tax cut compromise … Continue reading
NoLabels.org was launched today, with speeches by politicos and pundits ranging from the near left to the near right. A column by Matt de Long in the Washington Post offers a splash of cold water: No Labels is the latest … Continue reading
From an Orlando Sentinel column by Kathleen Parker: Next month, a new political group, No Labels (www.nolabels.org), will launch in New York City. Led by Republican strategist Mark McKinnon and Democratic fundraiser Nancy Jacobson, the organization has raised more than … Continue reading
Washington Post pundit E.J. Dionne devoted a November 2009 column to a speech by former congressman Jim Leach: Leach lost his Iowa seat in the 2006 Democratic tide, but he emerged relieved rather than bitter. He turned to academia, not … Continue reading
In a November 3 press release, the League of Women Voters expresses dismay at the anonymous money and uncivil tone that afflicted the 2010 elections. “The impact of election 2010 goes far deeper than which party controls the House or … Continue reading