Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fair Questions: Are those who call Trump a white supremacist just crying wolf?

The author of SlateStarCodex is a very intelligent and well-read person who is politically and culturally on the liberal/progressive part of the American political spectrum, and he recently came out and delivered a surprising message to the other members of … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Can one be an ally to all marginalized people at all times?

As with the answers to many questions, the answer to this one depends on the definition of the key term.  It hinges on how we understand what it means to be an ally.  For some people, to be an ally … Continue reading

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A Taxonomy of Positions on Abortion

One of the things that’s really frustrating for me about the political debate over abortion in the U.S. is that many members of the two major sides on the issue refuse to use accurate terminology.  So what is the accurate … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Break the Political Bubble

By Danielarapava – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45320273 There’s been a lot of talk recently about how we need to get out of our bubbles of people who think like we do politically.  I’ve just seen very little specific … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Why so much sympathy for Trump voters?

One of our Canadian friends has kindly offered a trigger warning to Trump fans, advising up front that she will be calling them racists.  And she wonders why we’re all taking the time and effort to understand their concerns when … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Is Rural America the real bubble?

There’s been a lot of talk about how the so-called coastal elites are living in a cultural bubble that has kept them from understanding the rest of America.  Patrick Thornton pushed back on that narrative in his piece entitled, “I’m … Continue reading

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