Monthly Archives: May 2020

Friendships With People You Disagree With

One of the trends that I’ve found most alarming is the decline in friendships with people you disagree with. I’ve noticed on Facebook and in some social interactions a tendency of people to want to interact only with people whom … Continue reading

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Barry Goldwater’s Fight Against Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority

One of the telling examples how the Republican Party has moved to the extreme Right is to see how Barry Goldwater’s status within the Republican Party changed from the 1960s to the 1990s. During the 1960s, Barry Goldwater was viewed … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Project and the Fight for a Sane Conservative Movement

Here are 2020 videos of Lincoln Project co-founders Ron Steslow, Rick Wilson, and Jennifer Horn at the historic Cooper Union in NYC. The Lincoln Project is a group of conservative Republicans who oppose Donald Trump and are fighting for a … Continue reading

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Thinking About Joe Biden, Tara Reade and Sexual Assault Allegations

Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading on Facebook of various opinions of the Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden. My first response upon hearing of the allegations was “Oh, no!” I think because of my politics and … Continue reading

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Jill Ruckelshaus, Phyllis Schlafly and the Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

I’ve been avidly watching Hulu’s “Mrs. America” that highlights the fight between Phyllis Schlafly and the second wave feminists over passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Next week’s episode highlights Jill Ruckelshaus, the pro-choice feminist Republican who … Continue reading

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Phyllis Schlafly and Betty Friedan Debate the Equal Rights Amendment

On January 28, 1976, Phyllis Schlafly and Betty Friedan debated the Equal Rights Amendment and the women’s liberation movement on Good Morning America. Schlafly and Friedan were not friends, but they frequently debated the Equal Rights Amendment and the feminist … Continue reading

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William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut about the importance of PEN

In this December 2, 1985 episode of Firing Line, William F. Buckley talked with authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut about the importance of PEN in speaking out for writers imperiled in authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Malcolm X, Wyatt Tee Walker, Allan Morrison, and James Farmer Debate the Civil Rights Movement

Here is a June 12, 1963 debate between Malcolm X, Wyatt Tee Walker, Allan Morrison, and James Farmer on the best tactics to get full equality for African Americans in the United States. These 4 men were exemplary leaders who … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz Debate Health Care

Here is a 2017 debate between democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders and conservative Republican Ted Cruz on Obamacare and Sanders’ ideas on Medicare-For-All. This is what a constructive debate on ideas is supposed to look like. Both Sanders and Cruz are … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens and William F. Buckley Debate the Legacy of the 1960s

Our democratic republic is based on the idea that people of differing views can debate the issues, compromise when the debate reaches an impasse, and find common ground to reach some consensus. No group or ideology has a monopoly on … Continue reading

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