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Civic Virtue

The Cycle of Distrust

Terry Newell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

On a more general level, distrust weakens the emotions of empathy and caring so critical to the social fabric of any nation.

Fostering Civic Virtue

Terry Newell | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

In his Farewell Address, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency after two terms. He spent the opening paragraphs justifying hi...

Market Values and Civic Virtue

Terry Newell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

Elected officials treat citizens as customers and speak as if tax dollars are payments for goods and services received rather than an obligation of citizenship. They encourage us to ask whether we, personally, are getting our money's worth from government.

Haiku Reviews

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditi...

Optimizing Democracy

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

While issue after mega-issue begs in vain for wise and farsighted solutions from our fearless leaders -- politically-engaged citizens shake their heads in disgust and disbelief.