The Truth About “Civility”. Why I Confronted Scott Pruitt.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Instructing the ignorant is not uncivil.

I was taught in parochial school that it is a fundamental act of mercy.

Kristin Mink in Vox:

When I saw Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in a tea house last week, I walked up to him and told him to resign. Three days later, he was gone. I obviously can’t claim credit for his departure, which was long in the making. But I would like to think I provided a helpful nudge.

I’m a middle-school teacher and the mother of a 2-year-old. I was at lunch with my family last Monday in the Penn Quarter neighborhood in Washington, DC, when Pruitt sat down only a few tables away. When my husband pointed him out, I knew I had to say something.

I scribbled a couple notes on the back of my receipt, gathered my nerves, and walked up to the…

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