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The yearly torment of living in red states

Reading Time: 2 minutes We who live in conservative rural states suffer an annual nightmare as right-wing legislators try to wreck personal freedoms and sound science. In the 2023 West Virginia legislative session, which ended last weekend, the troglodytes tried to (1) force rape and incest victims to bear babies, (2) pass a “religious freedom” law to let Christians […]

Posted inCulture

The power of storytelling

Reading Time: 4 minutes In my interview with Monica Guzman, author of I Never Thought of It That Way (BenBella Books, 2022) and Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, she spoke about storytelling as a tool that can bridge seemingly intractable divides. Intrigued, I sat down for a conversation with Mark Yaconelli, founder of the storytelling community […]

Posted inPolitics

Big Lie 2.0: The very real threat of election subversion in 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Consider this astonishing fact about the 2020 U.S. presidential election: The losing party has never truly conceded the result. Although he eventually admitted that his opponent Joe Biden would take office, former President Donald Trump has consistently asserted that Biden only did so fraudulently—that he, Trump, was “cheated” and had actually won the election. This […]

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