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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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Donald Trump and Working Class Whites

In the past few months, I’ve been reading with increasing dismay about the success of Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican primaries and the American political debate. I deeply disagree with his remarks on immigrants, Muslims, women and refugees. A … 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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