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To Love Confederate Monuments and Civil Rights

A Southern journey changes a native son.

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Civil Society
Service, Please!

Why the Colorado baker and the Red Hen owner both did the wrong thing.

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The Top 14 Causes of Political Polarization

Why we can’t stand each other, explained.

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America’s Sign Language

Why looking at our signs is looking at us.

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Blue Said, Red Said

Why conservatives and liberals don’t talk to each other so good.

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Against Piggybacking

What do President Trump and some of his fiercest critics have in common?

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My Debate with “Dialogue”

Why is dialogue seen as “blue” by folks from “red” states? And what should be done about it?

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For Family Values and Gun Control

Why not both?

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Where’s the Trust?

Collapsing social trust is the biggest problem we don’t discuss.

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Terror in Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Trump, and Our Bitter Politics

President Trump bears a large share of the blame for the rising tide of bitterness in our nation’s public discourse since this past weekend’s tragedy in Charlottesville.

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