A Tale of Two Discussions

Earlier this week I was transfixed by the drama of the White House “listening session” with President Trump and survivors of school shootings. Here were people on different sides of a sensitive, emotional issue, coming together to discuss real solutions and find

The Dangers of Contempt

John Gottman, a marriage and relationship expert at the University of Washington, can tell in four minutes whether a couple will get divorced. He looks for one simple factor: Do they show signs of contempt toward each other? According to his published study,

On Religious Freedom, the Media Serves Up More Fake News

Donald Trump is often mocked for his mantra “fake news,” not because he is wrong but because the two-syllable sound-bite is inarticulate and leaves itself wide open for pedantic criticism. Clever ideologues can easily turn it around on him when he is