Monthly Archives: October 2013

My evening with the Tea Party

Last night I attended my first Tea Party event. A flame-thrower local radio talk show host, Vicki McKenna, had put together a lecture on the 3,000-year history of freedom and liberty with an attorney friend, and had asked the Dane … Continue reading

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Every utterance has a purpose. Figure it out.

Main point: Imagining that a conversation–even a political one–is all and only about exchanging information is a mistake. We need to be aware of our conversation partner’s more personal reasons for wanting to talk about the issue, what he or … Continue reading

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