Tag Archives: Conservatives

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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Democrats and the Difference Between Democratic Socialism and American Liberalism

I generally enjoyed watching the 2 debates of the Democratic candidates last week. One of the few things that really annoyed me though was when Hickenlooper said that Democrats have to avoid the “socialist” label if they are to compete … Continue reading

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The Dialogue Between Left and Right

This democratic republic has thrived through the healthy debate between the Left and the Right. During the debate over the Constitution, the Federalists argued that a strong federal government was necessary for this country to thrive, while the anti-Federalists argued … Continue reading

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Roy Moore and the Problem of Groupthink

For the past few weeks, I’ve been caught up in the Alabama Senate race and the prospect of conservative voters getting Roy Moore elected to the Senate. At first, I was just as mystified as anyone else as to why … Continue reading

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Former White Supremacists Helping People Leave Hate Groups

One of the greatest worries that I have in the past 2 years is the rising incidents of racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia and the anti-immigrant harassment around the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center has recently reported that the number … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Archie Bunker and the Great American Divide

I’ve been reading a lot about the growing partisan divide, and I’ve been as exasperated as many of my fellow liberals at Donald Trump’s latest rantings. It got me thinking of two great television shows: “All in the Family” and … Continue reading

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Jasper and the Conservative

Over the years, I’ve met some conservatives who are really nice and decent people. And I’ve met some conservatives who are really intolerant and crazy. The same is true with liberals, of course. But since I’m liberal, most of my … Continue reading

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