Monday, December 19, 2016

Ban The Straw Man

Proposed resolution for the coming year: Ban The Straw Man.

People can think differently without being monsters or morons. Those who jump to call others racist, sexist, homophobic - you know the list - and who throw in ignorant and evil for seasoning, do good for neither themselves nor anyone else.

Conservatives should make an extra effort to listen to National Public Radio, read The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Nation. And yes, tune in to some MSNBC.

Liberals should make an extra effort to listen to Dennis Prager, read The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and Commentary. And yes, watch some Fox News.

Will they find a few weasels on the other side? Certainly, but each side has its share.

Will opinions shift? Perhaps not, but both groups will be better informed and the effort will be in keeping with one of the key concepts of the people who founded this nation: Neither side has a monopoly on the truth.

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