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Apr 21, 2017

Meet Circle Leaders Petra and Ellen

Tell us a little about yourself, how you met and why you started a circle together.   Petra:  I am native Midwesterner turned New Yorker who got “lured” to a Policy Circle meeting by a friend, given my interest in politics and policy and my desire to be conversant and convincing.  Ellen and I didn’t […]

Apr 17, 2017

The Policy Circle In Nebraska

On April 4, Policy Circle co-founder, Sylvie Légère, co-authored an OpEd with Kim Chalek and Nicole Fox from the Platte Institute about Civic Engagement published in the   Omaha World Herald .   Read about how The Policy Circle began and how this movement of engaging women in policy discussions is empowering them to speak up with confidence. […]

Apr 7, 2017

Is There Still an Appreciation for Civil Debate on College Campuses — or Anywhere?

Every baseball game starts with the Star Spangled Banner:  “And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”   Are we in the land of the free when we hesitate to share our thoughts, in fear of reactions from others?  Freedom of expression — including […]

Apr 7, 2017

The Soaring National Debt: What Does it Mean for Me?

The United States debt is now at its highest level since 1950, approaching $20 trillion , and is on a path to possibly double over the next three decades according to the Congressional Budget Office.  What does that mean for you?  Should you be concerned?   If the debt were divided equally among every individual in the United States, the “per capita financial burden […]

Mar 22, 2017

The Nomination Process: Judge Neil Gorsuch

The Senate Judiciary Committee held nomination hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch this past week.  President Trump, under the authority of Article 11 of the Constitution ,  nominated Gorsuch, a Colorado federal appeals court judge, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia who passed away in February 2016. Remind me…what’s the role of the Supreme Court? […]