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What’s in a cup of coffee"

For many of us, stumbling to wakefulness in the morning, it’s a necessary jolt. For others of us, meeting with friends in a coffeehouse, it’s a stimulant to good talk and a backdrop to good times.

Illustration by Forest Byrd.

"Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust."

— Grover Cleveland’s inaugural address, 1885

Who among us has heard the sound of a spinning wheel"

Let’s raise the level of discourse
Debate is germane to democracy.

The ancient Roman government on which our democracy was, in part, founded was known for the eloquent oratory and reasoned debate of its senators.