Presidential debates have been a hot mess for years. Candidates regularly sidestep questions, interrupt each other, and exceed their allotted response time. There are many simple fixes to procedure that would make the Presidential debates more civil and informative.
John Cleese on Extremism
John Cleese of Monty Python filmed this monologue in 1987. A must watch for anybody who wants to understand and push back on extremists. "Seriously though we've heard a lot about extremism recently. A nastier, harsher atmosphere everywhere. More abuse and brother boy behavior less friendliness and tolerance and respect for parents.
Trump Isn’t the One Dividing Us by Race
"Long before the El Paso massacre, President Trump’s political opponents accused him of sowing 'division' with his 'racist language'... Yet Mr. Trump rarely uses racial categories in his speech or his tweets. It is the media and Democratic leaders who routinely characterize individuals and groups by race and issue race-based denunciations of large parts of the American polity." Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street Journal
How Much Immigration Is Too Much?
"Through much of the 20th century, the United States received comparatively few immigrants. In the 60 years from 1915 until 1975, nearly a human lifetime, the United States admitted fewer immigrants than arrived, legally and illegally, in the single decade of the 1990s." David Frum, The Atlantic
The Geography of Partisan Prejudice - The Atlantic
"We know that americans have become more biased against one another based on partisan affiliation over the past several decades. Most of us now discriminate against members of the other political side explicitly and implicitly—in hiring, dating, and marriage, as well as judgments of patriotism, compassion, and even physical attractiveness, according to recent research."
Lindsey Graham - Supreme Court Justices - "Use my words against me..."
LINDSEY GRAHAM on March 10, 2016
“I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination."
New Hampshire Voters Express Broad Support for a Unity Ticket
"In just over a year, voters in New Hampshire will participate in the first in the nation presidential primary and play an instrumental role in narrowing the field of candidates for the 2020 election. Unite America polled New Hampshire voters in December 2018 to get their views on the issues they care about, both major political parties, and the potential of a bipartisan Unity Ticket in 2020."
Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture - The Atlantic
"On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned—pun very much intended—by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white. Team Woke is young, likely to be female, and predominantly black, brown, or Asian (though white “allies” do their dutiful part). These teams are roughly equal in number, and they disagree most vehemently, as well as most routinely, about the catchall known as political correctness."