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Are you a moral grandstander?

Are you a moral grandstander?

Sports may be on an indefinite hiatus, but many of us still find ourselves in the stands, just not the ones you’re thinking about. When’s the last...

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Empathy games

Empathy games

I hate playing board games. Many of my nearest and dearest are highly competitive, strategic thinkers who love them. The pleasure of most board...

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It’s ok to not choose sides

It’s ok to not choose sides

As someone who consumes a lot of news, it’s easy to feel the pressure to have an opinion about everything. And I suspect I’m not the only one who...

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A Tale of Two Coopers

A Tale of Two Coopers

I know it’s been a long summer already (and we’re only halfway through), but if you search your memory you may remember back to Memorial Day weekend...

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Pesky Ideas and Free Speech

Pesky Ideas and Free Speech

Banishing something or someone distasteful from your life is an immensely satisfying experience. I experienced this catharsis myself in January,...

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A time for invention

A time for invention

“Necessity is the mother of invention” goes the adage, and there’s nothing like the spring of 2020 to create all sorts of new necessities.  We’ve...

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Police and Community

Police and Community

What comes to mind when you hear about Flint, Michigan? Probably not anything positive. Maybe the headlines about lead in the water, or profiles...

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Civil Squared: Police Reform

Civil Squared: Police Reform

As protests move into a third week and spread across the globe, discussions about police reform are also increasing in variety and frequency. City...

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Policing reform

Policing reform

Just like the long, hot summer of 1967, the spring of 2020 took a match to dry tinder. In 1967 it was institutionalized unemployment, poor housing,...

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Civil Squared: Raising your hand

Civil Squared: Raising your hand

Our goal at the Center for the Study of Liberty is to give you the content and confidence to engage in civil conversations about issues that matter...

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Adapting to change

Adapting to change

The economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term “creative destruction” to describe the disruptive force of entrepreneurs creating new, more...

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An opportunity to remove barriers

An opportunity to remove barriers

Despite the ongoing political polarization endemic to the country, we’ve seen a bright spot of agreement emerging the last few years —the need for...

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A Dose of Optimism

A Dose of Optimism

It’s been a long couple of days as we all settle into new daily rhythms and tune in to a dizzying news cycle. As we wind down the week, let's take...

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Does civil discourse matter?

Does civil discourse matter?

Scrolling through social media and cable news channels, America seems more divided than ever. The tone of public discourse has left many feeling...

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