2018/09/05: Turns out too much free speech - and not enough listening - is a bad thing for democracy.
It’s not speech per se that allows democracies to function, but the ability to agree - eventually, at least some of the time - on what is true, what is important and what serves the public good.
"Democracy can’t operate completely unmoored from a common ground...We need new mechanisms—suited to the digital age—that allow for a shared understanding of facts and that focus our collective attention on the most important problems."
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We're big on diversity, but not when it comes to conservatives in academia. That's wrong.
Ronald Reagan said: "The frustrating thing is that those who attack religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance, freedom and open-mindedness.
The twins who lost their HGTV show after a recording surfaced of one's anti-homosexuality views say they aren't upset at the network that fired them.
Now is the time for Catholics to express the truth about marriage boldly. Our jobs and our legitimate standing in the public sphere may soon depend on it.
Brendan Eich's ouster shows lynch mob at work