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Trying To Understand
February 22, 2017

Trying To Understand

BY SHARON MARTIN I follow politics like some people follow sports teams. And I thought I had learned a thing or two about why people vote the way they do. But I must say, I’m at a loss right now. I realized as much when this post from a friend showed up in my News…

A Carbon Tax A Truly Good Idea
February 14, 2017

A Carbon Tax A Truly Good Idea

BY FROMA HARROP Address climate change and send Americans a check at the same time. That’s the nut of an intriguing idea put together by a group of Republican elders. The plan would curb emission of greenhouse gases by taxing them at the refinery, at the mine or wherever they enter the economy. The proceeds…

Re-framing With The Gospels
February 10, 2017

Re-framing With The Gospels

BY VERN TURNER Yes, those Gospels, or at least the books in the Bible named after the disciples of Jesus Christ. I am not a religious person, but sometimes it becomes necessary to venture into the land of religious teachings to make a point in the modern world. The point today is from George Lakoff’s…

A Coalition Of The Principled Center Will Fight Trumpism
February 2, 2017

A Coalition Of The Principled Center Will Fight Trumpism

BY FROMA HARROP Here’s a little story from the bad old days of the New York subway: On seeing a well-dressed man drop a wrapper on a subway platform, a well-dressed woman urged him to pick it up. “What’s the use?” the man said, gesturing at the filthy surroundings. “If people like us don’t maintain…

Puzzle Solving While Framing
January 11, 2017

Puzzle Solving While Framing

BY VERN TURNER What? No, we’re not trying to put a frame around a puzzle, rather we’re trying to solve a puzzle, then re-frame the conversation for the purpose defining and creating a political environment that is less partisan, less divisive and more engaging for the citizens. Said another way, “How did we get this…

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