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How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

With the public gravitating toward insular hostile camps, bipartisan cooperation is rare in our current politics. Mónica Guzmán building a bridge between such groups. She has experience in doing so as the director of digital and storytelling at Braver Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the partisan divide in our democratic republic.


A National Network of Election Deniers will Oversee the 2024 Election

Followers of Donald Trump are methodically placing election deniers, those who believe Biden stole the election through fraudulent voting, in crucial state positions who could legally overturn a popular vote if a Trumper candidate does not win the next presidential election.


December 2021 Magazine

Happy December! Enjoy the spirit of the season! This month we feature Dance Conservatory Seattle, Nick Licata's interview of Professor Jelani Cobb, Barbara McMichael's Building Back Better Column that explores the U.S. State Department, and the latest essay by Patricia Vaccarino from her collection "Notes From the Working-class."


Jelani Cobb Reflects on the Matter of Black Lives

Nick Licata interviews  Professor Jelani Cobb, a staff writer for the New Yorker, who has authored three groundbreaking books on race in America. The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker, which he co-authored with David Remnick, came out this fall. It collects many of the most thoughtful writers portraying Black life in America over the last century.


BOOK REVIEW by Patricia Vaccarino: Student Power, Democracy and Revolution in the Sixties

Nick Licata’s latest book is a timely, relevant, and compelling narrative that draws us into the glory days of student activism during the 1960s.These are the halcyon days of citizen empowerment when groups like the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) flourished, imbuing many thousands of young people with a collective conscience to make a better world. At the very least, their attempt to make a better world became a laudable, good faith effort.