Thinking Civics

Civic Habits: Following Politics but Losing Perspective

Civic Habits: Following Politics but Losing Perspective The 2020 election cycle will require re-thinking how we watch the news How do you follow politics? This phrase “follow politics” has been a part of the American National Election Studies for decades. That means...

Changes: Collaboration and Willpower for Civic Life

We're opening up the conversation. The community around Politicolor has always been at its best when it was able to exchange ideas, share experiences and think through all of that together. Activity here has been slow as Shellee consulted with community members to...

#Charlottesville

It's time to act. Heather Heyer updated her Facebook page shortly before she was murdered by racial hate in Charlottesville this weekend. She added the quote, "If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention." Be outraged. Find a cause in your community and become...

This Week’s Canvas: Something is Burning

August 11, 2017 Returning to the fight to find something smart to read and we’re keeping our cool. No easy feat given the climate change report leaked recently suggests it’s nothing but record-setting high temps from here on out. Maybe devastation is the new black....

Civic Perspective and the Cosmos

"'Come!' said Africanus, 'how long will your mind be chained to the Earth?'" Before setting out for Los Angeles, the scholars invited to the National Academy for Civics in Government read the Dream of Scipio. It's about finding perspective. Where you look for answers...