I was asked to expound on a line I wrote last week about outcome gaps being used as evidence of systemic injustice rather than as a starting point for investigation (Three Ways to Be a Better Parent). Today, via a great example noted in The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, I’ll do just that.
Today, to close out my series on finding common ground in opposing viewpoints, I offer the last item in my list of positive initiatives the Trump Administration has accomplished. Despite the fact I supported Hillary Clinton in the last election, it didn’t take me long to come up with three good things.
In my article Finding Common Ground in Opposing Viewpoints, I wrote that it didn’t take long, when prompted, to come up with a list of positive things the Trump administration has accomplished. (Despite the fact I supported Hillary Clinton in the last election.)
In response, I received more than a few emails from folks on both sides of the aisle asking me to share the list and starting with last week’s discussion about the Taiwan Travel Act, today, I’ll share the second item on the list.
Photo courtesy of chia ying Yan on Flickr. Dynamic, broad-based, and sustainable economic growth can never hinge on the whim of a dictator. It can only arise in the stable and certain conditions created under a constitutional government. Taiwan is a clear example of this truth, and Taiwan is an inspiration to the rest of […]
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. ~ Winston Churchill A reader who happens to know how I voted in the last Presidential Election (see here) challenged me to come up with some positives about the Trump administration. Reflecting on how quickly I was able […]
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The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered. ~ reference to the tenth amendment in United States v Darby (1941) For the first part of this year, I’ll be writing articles addressing emails I received from readers in 2018. With much focus on our southern border of late, […]
Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus As previously mentioned, I use “smile therapy” as a drill to overcome my introversion and, in turn, become better at my job […]