52 conversations with Trump voters

In 2021, a key collaboration between the Fallon Forum and Bold Iowa will be “Fifty-two Conversations With Trump Voters.” Each week, I’ll have an hour-long conversation with someone who voted for Donald Trump. I’ll publish a summary of that conversation in my weekly blog and also interview that voter during my talk show.

This will, no doubt, anger some of you. “Ed, how dare you give any more coverage to those people!”

A key element of our way out of the current divide is through dialogue. I reject the rhetoric that most Trump voters are racists, misogynists, and “deplorable” — as Hillary Clinton so memorably referred to half of Trump’s supporters in 2016. Continue Reading →

Is the risk of fascism overblown?

The good Goldmans and I dig into the history of fascism and discuss whether concerns about America going full-out fascist are overblown, election-year, scare-the-voter hype. The short answer is no, such concerns are not overblown. The risk is real, and the parallels to 1930s Germany are too striking to ignore. The bottom line is this: Vote as if your life and our democracy depend on it! Continue Reading →

You really don’t want to live in Star Wars

“Energy is the thread that ties all our problems together into one knot. We need to cut the knot. We’re devolving further and further into techno-barbarism. I don’t want to live in Star Wars.” Continue Reading →

A Conversation with Marianne Williamson

Williamson is a different kind of presidential candidate. Yeah, I know, so is Donald Trump. But think of everything you don’t like about Trump (sure, long list) and Williamson is pretty much the opposite. Continue Reading →

Why I listen to Rush Limbaugh

Dear Friends, And yes, I mean “friends,” because there’s something I do for you that very few people would do: Listen to Rush Limbaugh. Why? So you don’t have to. Continue Reading →

Walking the (pipe)line

Dear Friends, I have one request of you this week: Please forward this message to at least one media contact and your personal and/or professional network. Help get the word Continue Reading →