[In response to today’s extreme social/political polarization, I’ll be writing a series of articles over the next year that take front-page-news issues and address them from a big-picture, systemic perspective—from above the partisan fray. My intent with this series is not to get people to be kinder to each another — though that would be a nice side benefit. Rather it is to help make clear that questions of all sorts today are requiring of us greater maturity and perspective, this just if we are to ask them usefully much less arrive at effective answers. This second piece in the series addresses the immigration debate. I think of it as two articles. The first section provides big-picture understanding for a general audience. The article as a whole addresses how culturally […]
"Front Page News"
Posts that have direct tie-ins to current front burner issues. Anything we include will also have long-term, big picture significance. Either the issue itself or the underlying learning the post reflects should have as much or more pertinence ten years from now as it has today.