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Drawing the Line on Civility

Nora T. Akins | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The NLRB conducts thousands of unfair labor practice investigations each year. A recent finding ruled it unlawful to require employees to refrain from negativity in the workplace.

Maya Angelou -- A Pioneer of Civil Discourse

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

As we continue our path to promote civil discourse with our elected officials, in the media, and throughout our homes, we honor Dr. Angelou. She has set the path for how best it can be done: through the powerful use of words.

What Would You Do For A Million Dollars?

David Briggs | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Seven in eight Americans say they would turn down any amount of money up to $1 million to kick a dog in the head. However, half of Americans say th...

Two Little Words That Can Make All the Difference!

Craig Dowden | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

This sentiment is often accompanied by an exasperated acceptance of defeat, as it seems the problem is too big to solve. However, the above research suggests that we may be more powerful than we think.

The New College Button: Question Assholes

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Tom Hayes

Social media has spawned a new breed of ugly citizen who makes outrageous noise because it gets attention -- and attention is the oxygen of the Internet.

How Can Journalists Repair Our Public Discourse?

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Americans blame the media for creating a level of incivility that is undermining their faith in journalism and deepening our nation's political dysfunction. The Civility in America 2013 survey found that 70 percent of Americans believe incivility has reached crisis proportions.

Resolved: Quitting the Progressive Christian Internet in 2014

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

In 2014, it's time for the Christian Internet to recover a love for the church - to produce rooted, relational content that actually fosters restoration in God's world.

What I Wanted from Santa: He Didn't Deliver World Peace or Political Civility Again!

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

I don't expect very much from Santa Claus these days. I mean, he's been a disappointment over the years. My desires are few--power, money, and fame, that sort of thing--but he's yet to satisfy any of them. So I tried downgrading my requests to world peace and the end of international poverty. But that didn't work either. He still didn't deliver. This year I tried to be more realistic. I had just a few simple requests. It's been a difficult year so Santa, this would have been a good time to give me at least something that I wanted. But no! It's Christmas Day and I got up early to check under the tree, and nothing.

Teaching Civility

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We all should take time to talk about civility with our students, our children, our colleagues, and our citizens. I have always believed that if you are clear about your expectations most people will meet them.

The Role of Ranked Choice Voting in 2013

Rob Richie | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting -- there has been a wave of positive national press and great new examples of how it works in practice.

U.S. Congregations Report Major Gains in Accepting Gays and Lesbians, Racial, Ethnic Diversity

David Briggs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

America's pews are becoming dramatically more welcoming to gays and lesbians and increasingly reflective of the nation's racial and ethnic diversity, according to the latest results from a major study of U.S. congregations.

A Suggestion for Our Politicians: Try Meeting in the Field

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

While it may be a bitter pill to swallow, at some level the same polarization that has immobilized our leaders in Washington must exist within us, because it is we who put them there and keep them there.

Road Rage: There's Nothing More Ridiculous Than Calling Someone A Mother-F#$%$%

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Dan Levitz

Even the most serene and placid person can be transformed, while driving a car, into a raging, angry, freak

Einstein Was a Mensch

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Sable

Thumbs up and thumbs down have become the ubiquitous symbol of like and dislike; good and bad; continuation and end; virtual life and death in our digital world.

America Loses Unless We Act

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

hat Congress stepped back from the brink is critical; that our political leaders took us so close to falling over the edge -- and have no plan for avoiding a repeat of this crisis in a few months' time -- should be unacceptable to all of us.

3 Ways To Stop Workplace Bullying

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Yes, you've read this title correctly and yes, you're still in the 'Post 50' column in HuffPost. Bullying isn't just for kids. Although we have no estimates on its prevalence in the adult population, we do know that being teased or poked fun at by co-workers, family members, neighbors, or acquaintances is a highly stressful experience.

The Reputation of the Internet Stumbles

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

Whereas we were once charmed by the Internet's virtues of transparency and easy conversation for companies and individuals alike, its negatives are now up close and personal.

In Defense of Me

Zach Hunter | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Zach Hunter

Many of us (Christians) think we should voice our objections if we hear or see something we perceive to be immoral according to how we interpret the Bible. And we often do this without being asked, without having a relationship that gives our opinion context, without knowing where the other person is coming from.

A Civilized Society

Mike Farrell | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Today, more American men and women struggle to survive in prison than do the citizens of any other country in the world. And here correctional officers, staff, administrators and wardens are virtual royalty, holding unquestioned authority over the lives, circumstances and futures of those entrusted to their care.

The Subtraction Game

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What is fear but an emotional assumption that we lack the ability to negotiate a desired quality of life?

Living Room Conversation

Audrey Addison Williams | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Audrey Addison Williams

I have spent the past 25 years serving as a bridge builder by creating events and offering tools that encourage cross cultural engagement and celebration of our diversity. I am blessed to have been part of amazing transformations of individuals that have resulted in community empowerment.

Civility And Tolerance At Judaism's Holiest Site: An Open Letter From Los Angeles Rabbis

Rabbi Judith HaLevy | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Judith HaLevy

We are American rabbis from different denominations; we know there are different ways to be a Jew. We know that the ability to disagree civilly does not grow spontaneously. It takes many years of cultivating relationships and building trust through listening, sharing and working together.

Trash Talking Economists

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The economics profession has been injected with enormous sums of money -- in the form of chairs, endowments, think tanks, advisory roles, consulting gigs, and God knows what else -- to push it further to the right.

A Return To Civility: What Everyone Knows, But Has Forgotten

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 06.23.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Christina M. Martínez

By no means is this a comprehensive list of do's and don'ts, or a magic end-all to hate and prejudices. Rather, it's a reminder. It's a reminder that we, as humans, should follow some very simple guidelines to ensure civility among one another.

The Frankenstein's Monster of Social Media

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Brian Rosenberg

In an age that is being shaped in so many ways by the creation and evolution of new forms of social media, I have been struck by the infrequency of serious discussion about what we have gained and what we have lost or are in imminent danger of losing.