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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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Norman Thomas, Barry Goldwater and a Debate on Ideas

Here is a debate between Democratic Socialist Norman Thomas and conservative Republican Barry Goldwater that took place on November 1961 at the University of Arizona. Though Thomas and Goldwater were at opposite ends of the political spectrum, they both believed … Continue reading

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George McGovern, Barry Goldwater and Civil Discourse

On Oct. 13, 1988, liberal Democrat George McGovern and conservative Republican Barry Goldwater dropped by the MacNeil/Lehrer Report to discuss the differences between liberalism and conservatism, and the divisive politics of their parties during the presidential elections of George H.W. … Continue reading

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Fighting for a Sane Conservative Movement

Here is a 2018 video where former Senator Jeff Flake talks about his book “Conscience of a Conservative” where he criticizes the current state of the Republican Party. A small group of conservatives like Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Justin Amash, … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Eugene Debs and Pushing the Political Center Leftward

I just heard about Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race. I have many friends who are Bernie Sanders supporters and I offer my condolences. I felt the same way a few weeks ago when Elizabeth Warren dropped out of … Continue reading

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A Political Debate Between the Left and the Right

With the growing racial and political divides in this nation, it’s more important than ever to get back to an environment where civil debate is possible. Our democratic republic functions best when the Left and the Right can debate about … Continue reading

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Thinking About Ellen DeGeneres and Her Friendship With George Bush

I recently saw a news item about Ellen DeGeneres’s friendship with George W. Bush and it had to make me smile. I admire Ellen for having a generosity of spirit that I strive for but don’t always have. I posted … Continue reading

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Having Conservative Friends in the Age of Trump

Recently I saw Jeanne Sager’s book “I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics” in the library and decided to check it out. I’m a liberal but I have conservative friends and family members. I love and care for them, … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Bipartisan Friendships

One of the things that has always made our democracy viable, something that seems to be strained today, has been the ability of Americans to respect fellow Americans of differing viewpoints. American history is rich with close friendships of individuals … Continue reading

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