Civil Discourse

Another Buckley has passed, and with him, graciousness and civility
Sheila Liaugminas | Apr 25 2014 | comment  
When great ones pass, may they pass the torch.

Evil will not have the last word
Sheila Liaugminas | Apr 22 2014 | comment  
But in what passes as public discourse, it will keep trying.

Have we lost our ability to disagree?
Sheila Liaugminas | Apr 15 2014 | comment  
We have devolved.

Some speech isn’t free
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 16 2010 | comment  
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 | May 2 2010 | comment  
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 | Feb 24 2010 | comment  
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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