Blog

How to Build a Better Debate

Over a staff lunch on Tuesday, Team ABQ was debriefing the presidential debate when our Director of Assessment, Pablo Rangel, told us, “I actually started taking notes. I wrote down all the questions, their responses, and the questions I thought they could have asked.” Pablo confessed he did this...

How My Mother Taught Me to Talk to Strangers

Whenever my mother comes to visit, one of the things we expect to hear is, “I met this really interesting person on the train today!”

Why the Safe Space Debate is All Wrong

For the love of God, people: Can we please get pragmatic about the safe space debate? Let’s stop the posturing (yes, I believe the U of C letter was posturing). And let’s also stop the totally impractical approaches to policing speech that prompted it. Please, let’s argue less about our rights, and...

How Can We Bridge Our Divides?

Is it better to be a stay-at-home parent or to try and balance career and family?   That’s a hard question. Not just in the colloquial sense, but in the technical sense we use here at Ask Big Questions: This is a question that matters to many, many people (I hesitate to say everyone, since that’s...