Thinking It Through – Ep. 67 – John Wood Jr. (@JohnRWoodJr) Interview – Depolarizing #Politics

Next on Thinking It Through: Today, I got to interview John R. Wood, Jr., who is the Director of Media Development at Better Angels and hosts Transcending Politics. We have a short and sweet conversation about his background, the goal behind Better Angels, and a Quillette piece that he wrote concerning Black contrarianism. Enjoy! John R. WoodContinue reading “Thinking It Through – Ep. 67 – John Wood Jr. (@JohnRWoodJr) Interview – Depolarizing #Politics”

Why I Think The “#Racist” Label Will Stick with #Trump (from January 23, 2018 – for The Daily Nerv)

Donald Trump By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Donald Trump) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Here is a bold prediction for 2018: President Donald J. Trump will continue to be called a racist. Yes, the prediction is not all that surprising. It is not that dramatic of a projectionContinue reading “Why I Think The “#Racist” Label Will Stick with #Trump (from January 23, 2018 – for The Daily Nerv)”

Let‘s Not Jump to a Collusion Conclusion on Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Just Yet (from December 4, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

ffDIA Chief: Transparency Builds Public Trust by Claudette Roulo Last Friday’s news of former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to FBI agents about his apparent interaction with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak brought quite a dramatic end to the week. Along with the indictment of Paul Manafort, who was once Trump’s campaign manager,Continue reading “Let‘s Not Jump to a Collusion Conclusion on Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Just Yet (from December 4, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

How Social Media Can Change Your Reality: The Case of Greg Schiano and the Tennessee Head Coaching Position (from December 1, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

Photo via Business Insider — http://www.businessinsider.com/greg-schiano-fired-bucs-2013-12 Social media is a strange beast. It provides many of its fans with information faster than any form of media that has ever existed, and all at their fingertips too. Today, media is not just in some select group of people’s hands in a distant studio somewhere. Now, those without anyContinue reading “How Social Media Can Change Your Reality: The Case of Greg Schiano and the Tennessee Head Coaching Position (from December 1, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

Don’t Talk Politics for Thanksgiving. It’s that Simple. (from November 28, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

(Photo via SEMI-PARTISAN POLITICS) As most of us know, talking politics can cause a rift in relationships when individuals participating in the discussion hold opposing views about any number of topics. People can forget the term, ‘civility,’ a moment after hearing a word, phrase, or idea that seems to trigger something in them to respond inContinue reading “Don’t Talk Politics for Thanksgiving. It’s that Simple. (from November 28, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

Cam Newton’s Blunder Is a Prime Example of Why You Should Think Before You Speak (from October 10, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

Cam Newton 2016 Preseason By Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton, made a gaffe that he probably wishes he could take back. Jourdan Rodrigue, a sports beat writer for The Charlotte Observer, was asking a question to the NFL superstar about the physicality of running routes, whenContinue reading “Cam Newton’s Blunder Is a Prime Example of Why You Should Think Before You Speak (from October 10, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

Steve Bannon’s White House Exit Was Not a Surprise (from August 23, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

Steve Bannon By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Steve Bannon) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Friday, August 18th, 2017, for many of us was just like any other Friday: we counted down the time to leave our offices or schools and head home for a nice and relaxing weekend.Continue reading “Steve Bannon’s White House Exit Was Not a Surprise (from August 23, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

The Furor Over Robbie Tripp’s Instagram Post was Ridiculous (from August 16, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

(Picture From http://www.mommyish.com/viral-love-letter-guy-robbie-tripp/)   Who could have known that a single Instagram post by a man celebrating the love he has for his wife and her body would cause him to receive backlash? Well, then again, in these times where social media permeates in everything, it is not all that surprising actually. However, it is ridiculousContinue reading “The Furor Over Robbie Tripp’s Instagram Post was Ridiculous (from August 16, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

Photo of Gov. Chris Christie Hanging Out at the Beach Shows a Lack of Decorum (from July 7, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

Image via screenshot (knowyourmeme.com) Plane Banner Tells Gov Chris Christie to “Get the Hell Off Island Beach State Park” (VIDEO) New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is getting roasted after he was spotted at a state beach on Sunday after he closed…www.thegatewaypundit.com A few days ago, the weekend before the Fourth of July, Governor Chris ChristieContinue reading “Photo of Gov. Chris Christie Hanging Out at the Beach Shows a Lack of Decorum (from July 7, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”

Dennis Rodman and his Apparent “Friendship” with a Dictator (from June 24, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)

Photo Source: (Youtube Screenshot via The War on SJWs)   For anyone old enough to have watched Dennis Rodman’s time as a basketball player back in the 1980 and 1990s, you likely remember his skills as a rebounder and defensive player. He brought a lot of excitement to the Detroit Pistons and even more so when heContinue reading “Dennis Rodman and his Apparent “Friendship” with a Dictator (from June 24, 2017 – for The Daily Nerv)”