Category: Civil Discourse

Repairing the World with the Words We Speak

When are we Baby Boomers going to wake up!

NOTE: This is directed at my peers, BUT those of you who are younger should read it, so you can hold us, Baby Boomers, accountable. The American civil rights movement, according to Wikipedia, began in 1954 and ended in 1968. In 1954, I was 7 years old and in 1968, I was one year away…
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A Simple Prayer

Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!

Getting to Common Ground

Free Speech is What you say. Civil Discourse is How you say it. That’s how you find Common Ground with someone. For more articles, go to BLOG section.  

Why be civil

In recent years it has become popular to slam some concepts as “politically correct.”  The implication is that a complaint is petty, insignificant and fails to acknowledge that the public forum is necessarily a nasty place and we all need to accept a little mudslinging. This website is not designed to defend everyone who whines…
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A Thought from "The Apostle"

“There aren’t many honest men or women in Washington anymore. Politicians get where they are by the sheer force of their egos, not their convictions. And you know what? It’s our fault as voters. We don’t demand better candidates, so we end up getting what we deserve—on both sides of the aisle.”  (Brad Thor from…
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The Elections are Over

The midterm elections are over and the voter turnout was, according to what I heard, the lowest since 1942. The cost of this round of campaigning was around $4 Billion and it wasn’t a Presidential election year. The Republicans gained seats and the forecast is that gridlock will continue, so say goodbye to Common Ground…
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Better Outcomes made it into the Akron Beacon Journal

The Akron Beacon Journal ran the following article to give a bit of publicitiy to Better Outcomes’ efforts in the recent state election. http://www.ohio.com/blogs/ohio-politics/ohio-politics-1.297397/civil-discourse-group-to-hold-event-focusing-on-27th-ohio-senate-district-in-akron-thursday-1.535925

Candidates Prove That Civil Discourse Is Possible.

We want to thank @FrankLaRose and @CitizensForRusiska for their help in making it a success. We wish them both good luck tomorrow.

Candidate Conversation a Success

The Candidate Conversation went well. The video will be up soon. Get out there and vote tomorrow. Make sure that you’re making a good, objective decision about who to vote for. Angry, emotional decisions don’t get us Better Outcomes.

Candidate Conversation Live at 6:00 PM

@FrankLarose and George Rusiska (@CitizensforRusiska) will participate in the 1st Candidate Conversation. The event is being held atTemple Israel in Akron, OH at 6:00 PM. The moderator for the event will be John Bertschler, PhD, of Northcoast Confilict Solutions. The event, “Politics as UN-usual”, is hosted by Better Outcomes and promises to be something new…
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