A Voice for Civility

Eat Pray Vote

By Christa Castrignano

Last week, Senator Marco Rubio gave a groundbreaking speech on the Senate floor, about a topic that seems all but lost in today’s political landscape: civility.  Given on the heels of the imposition of Senate Rule 19 on Senator Warren, Rubio’s address is much needed.  However, he did not speak in direct support of McConnell’s deployment of the rule. He spoke instead to the overarching theme of partisan division in Washington. Specifically, its effect on the ability of members of Congress to communicate, and its ramifications for the nation as a whole.

He said, “I want people to think about our politics here today in America because I am telling you guys I don’t know of a single nation in the history of the world that has been able to solve its problems when half the people in a country absolutely hate the other half of people…

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