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Talking Politics: Being Civic and Civil

November 2, 2012 - 12:20pm -- jbranam

Following a long US election season, we at Fetzer think it's worthwhile to celebrate civil discourse. Fetzer collaborator and host of OnBeing, Krista Tippett's "Civil Conversations Project" is a wonderful demonstration of what's possible in this realm. 

This video explores the delicate balancing act of two players on the opposite side of the federal budget and deficit debate. In it, Sen. Pete Dominici, a former six-term Republican from New Mexico and chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Alice Rivlin, director of the Office and Management and Budget under President Clinton and the first director of the Congressional Budget Office--find a way to discuss economic issues while retaining their civility. 

Keywords: 
Tippett, Civil Conversations Project, election