Category Archives: politics

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Social Relationships, Social Media, and Politics

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    August 1, 2016 by Jean

    During my working years, I steadfastly resisted Facebook. I had some social media presence with my blogs, and for several …
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  6. Who Benefits? A Proposal for Congressional Salaries

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    March 24, 2016 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading Joseph E. Stiglitz’s The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them …
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  7. Deja Vu

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    February 17, 2016 by Jean

    I’m not a big television viewer. I’m not willing to pay for cable channels that I never watch, and because …
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