Category Topics

Climate Change

Responses to the challenges of climate change
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The American Community

A discussion on ways to bridge differences that plague American society
25

Free Press

How to keep the press free and social media regulated
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Books

Books that help dialogue and community building
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The aftermath in Afghanistan

A community dedicated to the discussion of the new situation in Afghanistan
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The Future University

***A discussion of ways to redo college
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Family policies for ALL families

Focusing especially on policies for families raising children, with acknowledgement of caregiving given and received throughout life. Respect and financial equity for caregivers - unpaid and paid; crafting policy for ALL families. Acknowledging the science of human development: the critical importance of ongoing intimate relationships that require time together; the imperative of reducing stress on parents (esp poverty, racism).
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Child Care

Options on providing for kids whose parents work outside the home.
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Privacy

Will neuroscience abolish privacy
1

Healthcare

A community dedicated to discussing healthcare policies
24

Citizen Assembly

We bring together citizens in weekly free-speech forums to deliberate and develop the best solutions to our common problems. If you have a good idea, we want to hear it. If you want to lead, we will help you.
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A.E.'s Corner

Musings by Amitai Etzioni. Comments Welcome
24

Masks are a sign of caring

A discussion of policies that curb the pandemic. Require or merely Recommend?
5

HR1

A discussion of the drive to change the ways elections are conducted in the USA
3

The American Debt Crisis

If I can balance my budget, why can’t the US government?
2

China: A Rising Adversary?

A discussion of the West’s treatment of China
3

Arts and Culture

Dedicated to movies, drama, and art that prompts dialogue and community building
7

Gun Control

A community to address issues raised by gun control
2

Human Rights

Ways to promote human rights overseas
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Resistance

Discussions on ways to protest our condition
5

Policing

Discussing law and order, rehabilitation and public safety issues and trade offs.
4

Dialogue on Civil Dialogues

This is a brand new platform we are road testing. We greatly appreciate any suggestions on ways to improve it–and discussions of such suggestions–and on ways to spread the word so that many of our fellow citizens will be able to join the give and take across the lines that divide us.
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Animal Advocacy

A discussion on approaches to animal advocacy, from veganism and individual change to institutional change and welfare reform.
4

California should be two States

California should be broken in two to focus on the different issues in Northern and Southern California
4

Election 2020

Thoughts and feedback on one of the most consequential elections of the 21st century so far
4

Covid Economy

The best ways to manage the pandemic and restart the economy
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Ocean Oracles

The hub for dialogue on all things having to do with our oceans.
13

Civic Education

Discussions of changes in the school curriculum.
6

Changing Church

The changing role of “Church” in our society.
3

Atheism

Can a person be an Atheist and Conservative?
2

Big Tech

A discussion of the power of Big Tech and how to regulate it
2

The Give Back Community

A community for people who want to make the World a better place. particularly in the form of giving back.
2

Social Justice

A community of voices dedicated to furthering the cause of social justice in American society.
2

Veteran Affairs

For those who served, their families, and their supporters.
3

School Choice

Exploration of issues around charter schools, vouchers, parental choice, etc.
4

Public Lands & Wild Horses & Burros

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild Horses & Burros Act, meant to humanely manage these iconic creatures.
1

Bio Ethics

A community to discuss bio ethical developments, opinions, and considerations.
3

Community Banks

On the role and value of local banks
7

Iran rushing towards nuclear capability

Should the US return to the past agreement or demand stronger safeguards?
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4

Public Service

Should there be a public service obligation for all American citizens?
3

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

How can we implement the South African apartheid courts in the 21st century in the US?
3

WHAT TO DO ABOUT IRAN

A dscussion of the Biden Admnistration’s efforts to revive the JCPOA
3

Conservation

This is a community to explore issues in conservation and protecting natural areas at the municipal, state, and federal level!
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Foreign Policy: 2021 and On

A discussion of Foreign Policy in the age of COVID
3

Core Values

A discussion of moral differences
2

Income Support

The United States has a wide range of income support programs. How should they be changed?
1

Beyond Climate Change

***Climate change is only one, albeit important and significant, of Earth’s planetary processes. It’s important to integrate the other 8 processes, all of which are at tipping points, in order to ensure a sustainable and equitable planet ***
1

Principled Living

A moral compass alternative to organized religion, providing guideposts for wholesome living in the new millennium.
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Fearless Souls

Nothing can stop us or keep us down. We face what’s in front of us fearless, never giving up.
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