Category Topics

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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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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The Future University

***A discussion of ways to redo college
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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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The American Community

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

Books that help dialogue and community building
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Civic Education

Discussions of changes in the school curriculum.
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Resistance

Discussions on ways to protest our condition
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Ocean Oracles

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

Ways to promote human rights overseas
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Climate Change

Responses to the challenges of climate change
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Healthcare

A community dedicated to discussing healthcare policies
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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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China: A Rising Adversary?

A discussion of the West’s treatment of China
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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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Child Care

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

Discussing law and order, rehabilitation and public safety issues and trade offs.
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Foreign Policy: 2021 and On

A discussion of Foreign Policy in the age of COVID
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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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The American Debt Crisis

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

How to keep the press free and social media regulated
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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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