Kindness isn't just nice‚ it's more effective. Just ask Obama and DeGeneres.
Arthur C. Brooks
November 04, 2019
As politics metastasizes through all parts of American life, it seems as though everything must become subordinate to ideology. The latest casualty is kindness.
Recently, television talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres — a political progressive and noted activist for LGBTQ rights — was captured on video at a Dallas Cowboys football game, yukking it up and obviously having a great time with conservative former president George W. Bush. On social media, all hell predictably broke loose as people — including many high-profile progressives — criticized her for, essentially, consorting with the enemy…