civil discourse

Beer, Bibles and free speech in Australia

Neil Foster | 19 March 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, civil discourse, freedom of religion, same-sex marriage

Another Buckley has passed, and with him, graciousness and civility

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Brian Harradine, Catholic faith, civil discourse, civility, family, principles, public service, Reid Buckley, virtue

Evil will not have the last word

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: civil discourse, civility, Easter, love, Passover, Pope Francis

Have we lost our ability to disagree?

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Brendan Eich, civil discourse, human dignity, marriage law, Mozilla, Proposition 8

Some speech isn’t free

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: civil discourse, Internet comment moderation
The Bible says ‘be prepared to make a defense for what you believe.’ Illinois and Chicago politics say ‘be prepared to pay to play.’ Entirely different things, but somehow they seem to come together in this story…

Obama defends government

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 May 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, civil discourse, commencement address, Congress, press corps
That's more of a 'dog bites man' headline than anything approximating news, but it's the headline in this New York Times article on the president’s commencement address at the University of Michigan. What’s the news value of that?

Teed off

Sheila Liaugminas | 24 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Buddhism, civil discourse, media, sports, Tiger Woods
Though it was much-anticipated and rather heavily promoted in the media, I made no note of the Tiger Woods press conference scheduled to televise his first public statement since his scandalous affairs broke last November. But an interesting thing happened.....

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