Category: Constructive Debate

Civility in Public Discourse

In light of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona this past weekend and President Obama’s call for “more civility in our public discourse,” I did a quick search through the Barnes & Conti archives to see what—if anything—I could find

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Let’s agree to disagree…

This week, when voters in 22 states cast their ballots in Presidential Primary races, they took part in what is a 230-year-old social experiment. When the framers were writing the Constitution, it was feared, amongst many people in the young

Alternative Energy Still Needs Traditional Leadership Skills

Alternative energy could be the single most important issue that we face in the 21st century. Moving our global economy away from petroleum and toward a healthy and sustainable source of renewable energy will take tremendous effort, dedication, passion, and