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Frank Capra, Robert Riskin and “Meet John Doe” Attacks American Fascism

One of my favorite filmmakers is the 1930s and 1940s American director Frank Capra. When I first watched his movies, I initially assumed Capra was a liberal. Frank Capra, though, was actually a conservative Republican. But during the 1930s he … Continue reading

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A Liberal Democrat Listening to Trump’s State of the Union

I was listening to the State of the Union yesterday. I didn’t agree with a lot of what Trump said, but I thought he was decent in his delivery of his speech. One thing struck me that I have a … Continue reading

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Having a Fruitful Dialogue With Sane Conservatives

There has been a lot of articles about the extreme hyperpartisanship today. It got me thinking about the conversations I used to have with conservatives 20 or 30 years ago and the conversations I have with conservatives nowadays. Even though … 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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A Year In Crossleft

I’ve been a member of Crossleft, a Progressive Christian website, for over a year now. In that span of time I’ve learned a lot about an alternative more progressive view of Christianity from reading the posts of the regular bloggers. During this past … Continue reading

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Debating with Conservative Friends

One could say that my life has been a series of debates.  This is not to say that I’m argumentative.  I’ve just been lucky in my life to have had friends with whom I could talk about issues and debate … Continue reading

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Liberals and Radicals Part 2

I’ve been left of center all my life.  My early politics was influenced by my admiration of Martin Luther King Jr., the Kennedys, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the social teachings of the time I was in the Catholic … Continue reading

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