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Empathy, Obama, and Connecting across Differences

“Empathy [is] the act of understanding and being sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others. … Empathy is essential for any president… To be authentically empathetic, however, presidents must consider how policies affect all Americans.” Gary Bauer, Obama and the Politics of Empathy

Understanding Bauer’s Experience

After reading Bauer’s …

Empathy from Left Field

I love a good challenge, and Helen Smith’s recent article (“How Should Conservatives Deal with the Left’s Disrespect and Lack of Empathy?”) immediately called my attention. As someone who’s dedicating my life, in part, to increasing empathy all around in the culture, I found some of her comments painful, because …