Civil discourse and political debate

I wrote recently about the polarizing tone of civil discourse, and find Michael Sandel’s recent TED talk on The Lost Art of Democratic Debate encouraging. Sandel, professor of political philosophy at Harvard, looks at the essence and moral questions that...

We all need somebody to lean on

In a post-game interview, L.A. Laker Ron Artest thanks his psychiatrist for helping him relax under the intense pressure of the playoffs. First reactions to his comments were critical, yet when players thank God or Jesus for help, which they often do, I rarely hear...