Next Time, Ask Them How Their Policy Works (& Watch Them Become More Malleable)

Have you ever tried to get to bottom of why someone believes “A” over “B” and it just turns into a big mess? They get emotionally charged, and won’t listen to a lick of criticism from you. Their eyes gloss over, their head shakes back and forth, and they get really expressive. Conversation, over. Now […]

If This Picture Pushed You Over the Edge, You’ve Fallen For A Narrative

Do you remember that one pro-Trump lady that got cornered and egged by anti-Trump protestors back in June? Well, her legacy lives on. She has become the cornerstone of a narrative for many right-wingers. The believers of this narrative aren’t solely pro-Trumpers; some are anti-Trump, or still on the fence. Personally, I had forgotten this […]

21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Political Conversations up for Success

Talking politics with anyone is a recipe for disaster. I mean, most of us don’t want it to be, it just happens. They got angry, you came across insensitive, your friend is a jerk with no sense of civility…the possibilities are endless. A friendly political discussion is harder than asking a girl out in highschool. […]

Nothing Is Sacred

Nothing is sacred. Not your beliefs. Not your policies. Not your outlook. Nothing is off limits. Nothing is free from criticism, skepticism, or questioning. Or at least, nothing should be off limits. When you’re offended that someone could say such a thing about [fill in the blank], you’ve given away what’s sacred to you. Don’t […]

Not Everyone Who Disagrees With You Is Uninformed & Irrational

We all think we’re the rational ones. We think our view of the world is the logical one. We’d like to think we’re the enlightened and educated ones. I know this because I suffer from it. It’s easy for me to think I have a one up on others. It’s easy to think my views […]

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