By Pilar Oberwetter
Politics these days seems to be heading towards a dangerous cliff of permanent divisiveness, never to return to the amicable party system that is the underbelly of our democracy. And don't get me wrong--both sides are to blame for the teeth gnashing, name-calling, and practically welter-weight verbal blows that capture the headlines every morning.
With this in mind, I read Nicholas Kristof's column in the New York Times today and followed his link to www.civilpolitics.org. Although the site is clearly a work in progress, and although the movement is new and still growing, I was entirely sold. Please, readers, please-- follow the link, sign the pledge, and bring civility back to political participation and engagement.