We are told our times are horribly divided. And it is impolite, or even dangerous, to bring up politics. There is a sense that it is better to be apathetic toward today’s most important issues than to speak one’s mind. The Civil Squid was launched with the following convictions:

  1. all are obligated to have opinions about relevant societal topics,
  2. no connection should be broken or prevented due to political disagreement, and
  3. no idea is so deplorable that it does not warrant a response.

This is a site for civil discourse and analyses of current events and politics. Each instance of differing opinions should focus our intentions and inch us closer to bridging the divide.