Nice meeting last night, I thought, on employment discrimination laws. We had 10 people, including two new. Here are some good reads I’ve come across this past week.
- Yes! The crying need for “intellectual empathy” by both right and left. Hey, what he recommends is exactly what we’re trying to do in CivCon: Having the confidence to inquire and understand why people have different political beliefs than [insert your political orientation].
- But: Empathy has to end at some point. Here, a once-prominent, Reagan era very conservative economist of impeccable credentials explains why he no longer can consider himself a Republican — the party has drifted from conservative to radical and has abandoned empiricism itself. A must read.
Vampire Hunter, The Movie: We were chatting about the Lincoln movie. Please read: The lessons for today from the Lincoln movie.
- Young Voters: The GOP’s problem with young voters will only get worse.
- Fiscal Cliff: For the truly masochistic: Everything you could possibly want to know about the fiscal cliff, in a plain-English, short, FAQ.