Category: Common Ground

Repairing the World with the Words We Speak

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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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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Change?

When are we going to face reality? Changing parties doesn’t get us change it gets us a different philosophy. BUT the fight is still there! Real change will only come when we change the way we elect the people who represent us. Not the people, necessarily, who the powerful and connected tell us we can…
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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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Reading List

Bishop, Bill, 2009, “The Big sort – Why the Clustering of America is Tearing Us Apart”, Mariner books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston – New York Blanchard, Ken and McBride, Margaret, 2003, “The One Minute Apology”, William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY Carter, Stephen L, 1998, “Civility – Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette…
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Akron Beacon Journal article includes Better Outcomes

Here’s the link. http://bath.ohio.com/news/civility-projects-to-influence-politics-launched-by-akron-area-groups-1.427795