Tag Archives: Ted Kennedy

Two Bipartisan Immigration Bills That Tried to Address Conservative Concerns on Border Security

For several years, I’ve been listening to far Right conservatives complain about the federal government’s inaction on having a more secure border with Mexico. Many of these same conservatives, however, were against two bipartisan immigration bills that specifically tried to … 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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Bridging the Divide Between Working Class Whites and Minority Communities

Every day since Donald Trump became President, I have been worried about the latest actions coming from the Trump White House. From his executive orders banning immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries, to the gag rule imposed on the EPA … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats and the White Working Class

Much has been made in the media about the white working class who make up the majority of Donald Trump’s electoral support. Trump has appealed to the fears of this group of Americans by stoking xenophobia, islamophobia and the worst … Continue reading

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