Common Ground Committee held its eighth public forum on Wednesday, October 11th to a capacity crowd at Middlebury College to “Find Common Ground on Economic Opportunity in the Trump Era.” Panelists featured were former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank (MA), and
In today’s society many of us find ourselves confronted with rudeness every day: there is the morning road raged driver who flips you the bird, the insults in public spaces, whether on social media or at work, we have all
The Common Ground Committee partnered with The Nantucket Project in Greenwich, Connecticut to host a Public Forum on civility in the public space. Media Coverage Nantucket Project Packs its Headquarters for Panel Discussion On Civility - Greenwich Free Press Greenwich discussion focuses on
In this Huffpost piece, author Billy Binion offers possible solutions to mend our current state of discourse , including building relationships, seeking to understand differing viewpoints, and seeking out examples where people came together from different sides to solve problems.
A new institute at Ohio State University will focus on teaching elected officials how to better understand their positions and the importance of civil discourse. Lawmakers included $5 million in the budget to establish the institute. We heartily applaud this
A recent editorial from the Christian Science Monitor addresses the challenge with incivility in town halls, a relatively new trend that we believe is not helpful for our nation. Town halls are, after all, an integral component of American Democracy.
The recent conflict between President Trump and the MSNBC broadcasting team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski highlight just how important it is to bring back civility to our public discourse. Neither side in this latest fight are, in our