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14 Dec 2018

Our Coffee Party USA Civility Pledge

At Coffee Party USA, we live the values we want to see in our government. Learn more about us here at our website.

13 Dec 2018

The Coffee Party USA Way: Campaign Finance Reform

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13 Dec 2018

The Coffee Party USA Way: Authenticity and Transparency

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13 Dec 2018

It’s About Dignity, Stupid!

First, let me apologize. I don’t really think you are stupid. I was competing for your attention with an oxymoron.

11 Dec 2018

Inclusiveness! A Coffee Party USA Value

We want to include a variety of voices in our public conversations. Find out more about us here at our website.

10 Dec 2018

The Coffee Party USA Way: Constructive Collaboration

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08 Dec 2018

The Coffee Party USA Way: Civility

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07 Dec 2018

How to Talk to “Those People”

Civil conversation is hard. Whenever people in a multifaceted, multicultural civilization try to have a civil discussion, things can get complicated very quickly. Our past experiences, our societal conditioning, our moral assumptions can place us in very different worlds when it comes to communicating. We talk to each other—sometimes using identical vocabulary—but we discover that words don’t necessarily mean the same things for people whose very lives function with an entirely different complex of meaning than our own. This happens […]

07 Dec 2018

Make America Great — Again? Or for the First Time?

I cry every time I watch the six minute opening scene from The Newsroom, an HBO series from 2012. Yes, it’s well produced, written and acted. But that’s not why I cry.  I cry because the words spoken call to the longing in my heart of what I want our country to be. Of what I thought our country was as I grew up. It echoes my belief before I learned that the America referenced was a myth — that some […]

07 Dec 2018