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Changing Minds on the Stoop

Polarization has increased on controversial social issues. Some wonder how to find common ground. Liberal political operatives are demonstrating how to change minds.

As explored by Ira Glass in his “This American Life” radio show, the technique involves an age-old, tried-and-true political tactic – going door to door to talk to people. 374 more words

Gary Conkling

Executing Forgiveness

A jury will decide soon whether convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed or sentenced to life in prison without parole. This should be an easy call. 447 more words

Gary Conkling

Seeing Through Their Noses

Uptight, Type A people are often told to stop and smell the roses. That’s something you never have to tell a dog.

People may awake to the smell of coffee percolating, soak in the savory aroma of chicken marsala or catch a waft of perfume in an elevator. 517 more words

Gary Conkling