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Political Discussion

Generating Productive Political Discussions in the Classroom

Kevin Meuwissen | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Kevin Meuwissen

What should a teacher do when students (and perhaps their models at home) simply refuse to play by the rules of civic discourse, rejecting compelling evidence that they find uncomfortable and repudiating empathy and compromise in favor of antagonism?

The Five Cardinal Sins of Progressive Activists

Mark Osler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Mark Osler

We live in a world that too often values conflict over solutions, and loud voices over wise ones. Avoiding the mistakes described below may not only make you more effective, but help make our public discourse more civil and productive.

In the Political Game Today, Divided We Fall

FSView | Posted 06.03.2012 | College

Somewhere amongst the blob of partisan political analysis, reality television contests and mass commercialization that makes up our popular culture, is a world of politics that attempts to fit in. The problem is, real political discussion cannot exist in such a setting.

Love and Sales: The Thankless Art of Political Persuasion

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Love -- which is unifying, inclusive and kind -- is ultimately your only way of getting people to come to your side. And criticizing a person (rather than his views) with whom you have any common ground achieves little or nothing -- so why do it?

Mandatory National Service as a Political Tool

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

I'm probably not going to get around to joining the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or the armed services anytime soon. I have a career to consider. So -- and I'm talking to you here government -- I want you to force me.

HuffPost Readers: You Write This Blog on Obama. Read How.

Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joyce McFadden

Instead of posting a comment to my writing as you usually would, simply write your own thoughts on Obama and submit them, and my next blog will feature the 10 most interesting submissions.