Category Topics

Climate Change

Responses to the challenges of climate change
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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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Changing Church

The changing role of “Church” in our society.
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Iran rushing towards nuclear capability

Should the US return to the past agreement or demand stronger safeguards?
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Masks are a sign of caring

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

Books that help dialogue and community building
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Bio Ethics

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

Discussions on ways to protest our condition
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The American Community

A discussion on ways to bridge differences that plague American society
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Free Press

How to keep the press free and social media regulated
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Civic Education

Discussions of changes in the school curriculum.
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The Future University

***A discussion of ways to redo college
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Veteran Affairs

For those who served, their families, and their supporters.
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Arts and Culture

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

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

A community dedicated to discussing healthcare policies
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Public Service

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

Ways to promote human rights overseas
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Covid Economy

The best ways to manage the pandemic and restart the economy
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School Choice

Exploration of issues around charter schools, vouchers, parental choice, etc.
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The American Debt Crisis

If I can balance my budget, why can’t the US government?
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China: A Rising Adversary?

A discussion of the West’s treatment of China
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Foreign Policy: 2021 and On

A discussion of Foreign Policy in the age of COVID
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Social Justice

A community of voices dedicated to furthering the cause of social, including racial, justice in American society.
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Child Care

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

A discussion of moral differences
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Community Banks

On the role and value of local banks
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Policing

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

The United States has a wide range of income support programs. How should they be changed?
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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 ***
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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

How can we implement the South African apartheid courts in the 21st century in the US?
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Election 2020

Thoughts and feedback on one of the most consequential elections of the 21st century so far
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Public Lands & Wild Horses & Burros

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