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Re: “Greg Fishel was once a Limbaugh-loving climate skeptic. Now he’s fighting global warming.

I give mad props to Greg Fishel for, not only re-assessing his position on climate change, but making a fair-minded appeal to others to reconsider their views based on science rather than emotion. And a hat tip to Tina for framing up the interview in a way that invites polite discussion.

I do hope that this gives everyone pause to consider being a little gentler in discussing important issues with our friends and neighbors. The guess here is that will be a struggle to make progress on the big issues facing the country so long as we have gerrymandered districts that spit out polarizing "leaders" on both sides of the aisle.

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Posted by Jeff! on 10/21/2015 at 8:11 AM

Re: “How Raleigh’s election was hijacked by questions of vibrancy

Howard: it has been a really interesting back-and-forth. An outstanding perspective from Mr. Geary and a lively back-and-forth. Props to all involved from the guy in the corner trying to listen and learn.

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Posted by Jeff! on 10/10/2015 at 8:38 AM

Re: “More on that unwieldy Durham restaurant name "Hattie Mae Williams Called Me Captain"

Augusta: here's what I know. We can all grow from those moments in life where our perspective is challenged by those who have had different life experiences. That includes you, me and Mr. Brooks.

It is troubling that in all his explanation of the naming, Mr. Brooks really hasn't shed a whole lot of light on who Ms. Williams was as a person or seemed to understand that Ms. Williams, while important to him personally, was limited in life by the country she lived in at that time.

As others have said, Mr. Brooks seems to be well-intentioned. That doesn't mean the restaurant name is a good idea. And it surely doesn't mean that others are being petty in questioning the name in a time when we are gentrifying urban areas at the expense of the people who do not have a voice.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, it would seem ...

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Posted by Jeff Hardin on 10/08/2015 at 8:55 PM

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