In terms of immigration, we're seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform', and they don't totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it's part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.
By bringing current events into the classroom, everyday discussion, and social media, maybe we don't need to wait for our grandchildren's questions to remind us we should have paid more attention to current events.
A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.
We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.
Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
I don't think journalism changes. It's about digging into stories and telling them well. The basic tenets of great reporting stay the same while things around it change. Technology has made reporting easier, but it has also caused job loss. Social media has increased discussion around topics, but it has its own challenges at times.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.