opinion

A World Without Facts

I was having a discussion about gun control with some friends the other day, and the dialogue ended up breaking down. As I was reflecting on the conversation, I realized part of our problem was we couldn’t agree on the facts. Disagreement About the Facts One example was we couldn’t …

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Alternative Facts: The Ultimate Merger of Fact and Story

The term alternative facts has been a hot topic in the current presidency. The phrase was coined by Kellyanne Conway during a Meet the Press interview in January 2017, in which she defended Sean Spicer’s statement about the attendance numbers of Donald Trump’s inauguration. When challenged during the interview about …

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The Rules of Improv and Difficult Dialogues

We live in a society that has a lot of different kinds of people. These differences enrich our lives and make them more interesting, but differences can also make things challenging. Take a minute and think about our last presidential election. Were you able to have productive conversations and dialogue with those …

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