Recommended Reading / December 13th, 2022 / By Debilyn Molineaux
Bridging practitioners are planning a movement: to mainstream the demand for high-quality conversations and relationships via improved skill sets like open-mindedness, deep listening and better understanding of our differences to act on our commonalities.
Recommended Reading / November 4th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Voting is a major issue on the right and the left. Both sides want free and fair elections, but they have different ideas of what the problem is with our current election model.
Recommended Reading / October 10th, 2022 / By David Meyers
The Supreme Court is back in session this week, and the docket for the new term includes two cases that could fundamentally shift the state of democracy in the United States.
Recommended Reading / August 22nd, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Both sides are concerned about democracy being under threat — but often for very different reasons.
Recommended Reading / July 25th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
China never went away, of course, but it will soon be much harder to ignore for a number of reasons.
Recommended Reading / June 20th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
One testimony from the hearings has been particularly overlooked, but no words from these hearings will end up mattering more.
Recommended Reading / March 15th, 2022 / By Lisa Gable
Let’s remember a few reasons why people fight for their rights, and why we should, too.
Recommended Reading / August 2nd, 2021 / By Jennifer Auer
The public has a new opportunity to test their hypotheses about how to strengthen U.S. democracy — all while potentially winning thousands of dollars. Stanford University and collaborators are inviting submissions to the crowdsourced Strengthening Democracy Challenge . Submissions must be...
Bias / September 20th, 2019 / By Kristin Hansen
When one turns fifty, as I recently did, one’s sense of mortality inches insidiously closer. As for me, I crossed this symbolic age threshold determined to embrace, rather than resist, life’s unforgiving lesson that all things eventually die. While savoring all that the present has to...
Bias / April 19th, 2019 / By Kristin Hansen
This video and commentary originally appeared on National Conversation Project's #ListenFirstFriday project. A recent academic study found that America is now more politically polarized than at the end of the Reconstruction Era, following the Civil War. An even more recent opinion piece...
Bias / April 11th, 2019 / By Clara Nevins
Our current, polarized political landscape is reverberating through our classrooms. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we are counting on them to forge a more positive path that is less divisive and less dysfunctional. How can teachers prepare students with the skills and...
News / July 18th, 2016 / By Beth Ballentine
Though the answer is vitally important to our freedom and our way of life, this isn’t a question most Americans would ever consider. So what’s more important? Perhaps your first reaction is that democracy should always prevail. But should majority opinion always be what drives our laws?...