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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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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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The Importance of a Civic Education

Over the course of my life I’ve noticed that the level of political discourse has taken a steep decline. Instead of the give-and-take of a healthy dialogue, too often we’ve seen two monologues going past each other as both the … Continue reading

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Why Does a Liberal Like Myself Admire Anti-Trump Conservatives?

Progressives and moderates often ask me why a liberal like myself often post articles about anti-Trump conservatives decrying Trump’s transgressions and ask why I admire them when I disagree with most their politics. I guess I have several reasons why. … Continue reading

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I know I have posted this video before, but in this time of rising authoritarianism around the world, it’s important to keep speaking out for democratic values. Progressives can’t be the only ones speaking out for democracy. Though I disagree … Continue reading

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A Civil Debate Between the Left and the Right

It’s important for our democratic republican for progressives and conservatives to have a civil debate on the issues facing this nation. One of the reasons that our Founding Fathers enshrined the freedom of speech and expression is that they believed … 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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