Tag Archives: John Adams

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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Thomas Jefferson and John and Abigail Adams and Political Discourse

Our American democratic republic works best when people of differing views are free to debate their ideas to test the strengths and weaknesses of their ideas, and then to find common ground if the debate reaches an impasse. Authoritarian governments … 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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Loving America in the Age of Trump

Every Fourth of July, I reflect on what I love about our country. This is more important than ever in the presidency of Donald Trump. With the increase in political polarization in this country, and with Trump making personal attacks … Continue reading

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Jasper and These Partisan Times

Even though I’m a liberal, I used to have quite a few conservative friends in my 20s and 30s. About the mid 1990s, though, something changed. Many of the conservatives that I’ve met since then have been less willing to … Continue reading

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Jasper Takes A Car Trip

I created the dialogue for this cartoon from snatches of conversations that I had during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. During the holidays I had several conversations with friends and relatives about politics, religion and life in general. Like most … Continue reading

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July

On July 4, I’ve always reflected on this country that I call my home. The United States has made many mistakes in the course of its history, but it has also achieved a lot of great things that all Americans … Continue reading

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