Patrick Reynolds

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Civics education needed now more than ever

Civics education needed now more than ever

Time to reverse apathy of young Americans

ACCORDING TO THE Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a nonpartisan research organization at Tufts University, only about half of registered voters aged 18-29 voted in the 2016 presidential election. The fact that half of young people who registered to vote — and a majority of young people of voting age(...)

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No transforming option for president

No transforming option for president

Voters face imperfect choices, including one far outside mainstream

IN JANUARY 2015, the two of us took pen in hand and collaborated on an article for CommonWealth titled “Looking for the Man or Woman on a Horse: Can the 2016 presidential race produce a transforming leader?” Among other things we wrote, “After what appears to be a decade or more of drift and questionable decisions, especially(...)

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Looking for the man or woman on a horse

Looking for the man or woman on a horse

Can the 2016 presidential race produce a transforming leader?

A RECENT BOOK by Aaron David Miller argues that the United States should be satisfied with the great presidents we have already had – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt – and that we should stop seeking greatness in our current day leaders. Although we approach politics from different political parties and are of(...)

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