Category: Finding Common Ground

“TrumpNation”: a Rallying Cry for Action and Unity

Inspiration for “TrumpNation”  by Per Haaland As a young man in Norway in the 1970’s I developed an interest in politics and political activism, first as a writer and publisher of left-wing countercultural magazines, later participating in the “squatting” movement, where activists occupied vacant buildings to bring attention to housing shortages and affordability. I started…

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Santa Cruz Sentinel OPINION | Living Room Conversations can Repair our Broken Trust

By Mary Lou Holleman and Nikki Howe Project Connect “I know of no safe depositor of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves…” “They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves.”  — Thomas Jefferson  Our national political culture incites division. Distrust has dug deep into the consciousness of…

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Book Review: “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate”

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate “From Finding Common Ground Co-Leader Ken Koenig” I just finished reading Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. It is, of course, laugh-out-loud funny, but it’s more than that. He manages to explain complex ideas and processes with great clarity, using examples and stories. I learned a great deal from…

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