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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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Senator Orrin Hatch and His Collaboration with Senator Ted Kennedy

I read that Senator Orrin Hatch will be retiring. I have deep disagreements with Senator Hatch’s conservative politics, but I respect his willingness during most of his career to cross the aisle and collaborate with Democrats on areas of common … 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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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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