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. […]

The Fundamentals of Having An Opinion Worth Hearing

Here’s a harsh truth… Your opinions are probably not logical. They’re probably not rational. They’re most likely irrational. And this goes for everyone. I know I’m blind to my own irrationality. It’s just what we humans do. We’re irrational. “Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of […]

Quickly Improve Your Communication Skills with 17 Tips From Carl Franklin Braun

Pittsburgh police officers are planning on boycotting Beyoncé’s concert this month, and I can’t believe these cops actually believe it’ll end well for them. Think about it: a black artist whose new single, “Formation” includes a heavy amount of “Black Lives Matter” and policy brutality imagery in it. Now throw in some cops, the majority […]

What a Conversation About Trump With Your Coworkers Should Look Like

I had a conversation with some of my co-workers about Donald Trump. I know what you’re thinking—politics in the workplace is never a safe idea. How could I have known whether I was talking to a Trump supporter or not? How did I guard what I said, so as not to blow the situation up? […]

Insecurities & Fear Hold Me Back From Being Politically Effective

I think we forget how much fear plays a role in aggressiveness. Why’s it so hard to have a civil conversation? Why must politics be such an antagonistic sport? From personal experience, I can tell you why. Fear plays a big part. Insecurities an even bigger part. For those of us who strongly identify with […]

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