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America needs a national dialogue to heal our political battle wounds

More specifically, “In 2016, Pew reported that 45 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats felt that the other party’s policies posed a threat to the nation.” Democrats and Republicans tended to view people who supported the other party as “exceptionally...

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Can the New Activist Passion of Suburban White Women Change American Politics?

This story is important and I agree completely. And, let me add that, as someone that lived through the 60's, I think the fact that women are so engaged reminds me of how it felt during the 60's. Because their boyfriends and husbands were being shipped off to Viet...

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Donald Trump’s petty speech to NATO was an ugly surprise even to his own team

If this is true, and I believe it is true, it is important. If you support Trump you probably don't believe this true. That it is "fake news!" Right? So there are two questions: 1) Do you believe that Trump's top national security officials were surprised he did not...

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Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

This feeds the narrative that we are moving more to the "Alt-Right." MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans moved closer to creating tougher penalties for University of Wisconsin student protesters Tuesday, advancing a bill that would suspend or expel students who...

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Religious Lessons from the Handel-Ossoff Campaign

I find this post from a Christian Media Outlet to be very important. I particularly thought the following quote interesting. Political candidates have proven they are able to motive their colleagues to strategize, work, and give to accomplish their goals more than the...

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7 Important Communication Skills to Get and Keep a Great Job

Communication is a requirement for almost any job and almost any life activity. Here are the top 7 communication skills that will help you succeed in work and life. 1. Understand The Intent of the Communication We all begin communication with an intent to achieve some...

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7 Communication Skills to Succeed in Work and Life

7 Communication Skills to Succeed in Work and Life. Communication is a requirement for almost any job and almost any life activity.  So the better you are communicating the better you will be in life. Here are my top 7 communication skills to succeed in Work and Life:...

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The 7 Keys to Being Better Understood

This list of the 7 keys to being better understood is intended help you succeed more by helping you focus more on how you say something than what you actually say. A fundamental intent of most of us is being better understood.  But, in reality, mutual understanding is...

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5 Things We Should Do in 2016 to Make Our Community Better!

There are 5 things we should do in 2016 to make our community better! We should listen more and preach less. We should build more opportunities to learn from each other,. We should tap into our seniors to provide them an opportunity to be more productive. We should...

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Confirmation Bias, Selective Perception, and Motivated Reasoning in The Conservative World View

The Republicans base their entire philosophy on a number of conclusion that all the “experts” in the world would see as completely false. Man has had no impact on Global Warming. - 97% of "Climate Scientists" disagree More guns would reduce deaths by guns. - No...

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