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Political Differences

Declaring War on Cultural War

Robert Hall | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The upcoming 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 Presidential/congressional elections are a time of opportunity. The majority in this country are tired of cultural warfare. The vocal minority may be ruling but they have failed at governing. Sometimes war is necessary but it is always destructive and never sustainable.

Doomed to Hell Fire and Damn-the-Nation

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Four days before Christmas my neighbor invited me to a "Christmas concert" at her church. I like music and the inspiring classical sound of carols and church songs can be quite lovely. So I accepted her generous invitation and was whisked away a few days later in the early afternoon to imbibe the musicality of the season.

How Learning to Talk to a Cowboy Made Me a Better American

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

It was in this way that we came to realize my liberal emotion attached to "tolerance for differences" was best communicated to a conservative as "personal freedom," which in turn was best communicated to a liberal as "independence."

Love and the Tea Party

Karie Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karie Meltzer

It's hard to imagine a married couple with such opposing political views being so respectful of each other. But if someone as intelligent and kind as my mom's husband feels a kinship to the Tea Party, maybe the angry white male isn't their mascot after all.

How To Handle Political Differences In Relationships

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

Most of us grew up learning to avoid speaking about politics and religion in public. Many of us also remember the dinner-table squabbles with parents ...