Welcome to Everything Questioned!
The goal of this new N&O blog is to start a conversation between people who disagree with one another and to highlight issues lost in the fray created by the day-to-day news cycle and partisan politics.
You can expect a few recurring features:
Monthly: A new topic will be announced the first Monday of every month. With Election Day just a few weeks away, the first topic is Elections & Voting.
Weekly: Groups and individuals across the political spectrum are asked a weekly question, and their responses are posted side-by-side every Monday morning. Readers cannot immediately see the author of each response for a simple reason: It’s too easy to only read news and ideas that support pre-existing beliefs, and everyone benefits from at least understanding the reasoning behind other points of view. You'll have to check back Friday to see who wrote each response.
Daily: Every morning, a post will be updated with a Quote of the Day and shared on EQ's homepage. As they are submitted, the best reader responses will be shared, and relevant essays from the public domain will be posted occasionally.
Readers are strongly encouraged to share their thoughts in the comment sections of each post, to submit ideas for questions and topics, and to write a response of their own in 300 words or less. Submit anything by email.
This blog will only take off if you get involved by participating and sharing with your friends, so take a few minutes to read, comment, write a response, then share the link to EQ's homepage (http://blogs.newsobserver.com/EQ) and follow us on Twitter!