Category Archives: politics

  1. Is This the Face of Voter Fraud?

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    August 10, 2017 by Jean

    One afternoon in June, I went to my local Town Hall to vote in a special election. I should note …
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  2. Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

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    May 31, 2017 by Jean

    For several months now, I’ve been trapped on an email mailing list for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC); they …
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  3. Town Meetings

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    April 27, 2017 by Jean

    The reading I’ve been doing to try to understand the fall Presidential election has given me a new understanding of …
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  4. Empathy Bridges and Empathy Walls

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    February 24, 2017 by Jean

    When I was formulating a way to move forward after the November election (see Moving Forward), one of the tasks …
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  5. Moving Forward

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    November 15, 2016 by Jean

    I went to bed on the night of the election feeling fearful and anxious. But I can’t live in a …
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  6. American Nations

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    November 7, 2016 by Jean

    I recently finished reading Colin Woodard’s American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin …
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  7. Values and Voting

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    September 3, 2016 by Jean

    I’ve been thinking about values and politics ever since a fractious online exchange with a high school classmate about the …
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