Asking Americans to be better neighbors

Washington's debates could help rekindle empathy as a guiding principle of citizenship. But we each still need to do our part.

Americans aren’t such good neighbors anymore. Can we learn to do it better with encouragement from (of all places!) our political system?1

The kids whose family moved into a house down the hill are buzzing around on dirt bikes, and it’s driving my wife nuts. The noise carries through the windows of her office upstairs, disrupting her online teaching and h…

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