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The Search for Open-Mindedness

As the country slides into a so-called “opinion nation,” it made it nearly impossible to find common ground, writes Sam Fulwood III.

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idea light bulbAs I watch the yapping in the media and online—all these contentious mouths that pass off their opinions as real news—an important question keeps popping up: Is there any issue on which Americans collectively agree or withhold judgment with fair-minded neutrality?

I can’t seem to find one.

Did Bill Cosby rape nearly two dozen women? Is Mitt Romney going to run for president for a third time? Should fired Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice be allowed to put his helmet back on and play professional football with a new team? Should President Barack Obama do or say more about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of last week’s grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown?

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