Hope for the Future, Regardless of Election Outcomes: Gen Z Members Sow the Seeds of Bipartisanship

At times it seems that America is blanketed with a blinding fog of combative rhetoric and polarization. Yet many lights still shine through as beacons of bipartisanship. Many of those who lead us on our path to greater bipartisanship are the politically active youth of America. In some...
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Republican and Democratic Voters Agree on Many Healthcare Topics: A Supreme Court Preview of California v. Texas

America’s attention on the Supreme Court will soon shift from the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the cases being decided this term. Only a week after the election, the justices will hear a case on a topic – healthcare – that appears to divide many Americans. Yet data suggests that...
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Union: A Democrat, A Republican, and a Search for Common Ground

In the year before Donald Trump was elected president, Jordan Blashek, a Republican Marine, and Chris Haugh, a Democrat and son of a single mother from Berkeley, formed an unlikely friendship. Over the months, Jordan and Chris’s friendship blossomed not in spite of but because of their...
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When Talking to Liberals, Conservatives May Want to Avoid These Terms

Editor’s note: See our list of terms liberals may want to avoid when talking to conservatives. Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates the other...
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What Queer Eye Can Teach Us About Bridging Divides

“If you voted for Trump, unfollow me.” Most of us are familiar with this sentiment. It is common for people to not want to be associated with those whose values and opinions they deem dangerous or hateful. Tuning out voices we disagree with is not a practice unique to the Left, but as a...
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Students Meet Their Political "Other" Using Mismatch by AllSides

Our current, polarized political landscape is reverberating through our classrooms. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we are counting on them to forge a more positive path that is less divisive and less dysfunctional. How can teachers prepare students with the skills and...
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"Angry Uncle Bot" Helps You Prep for Thanksgiving Political Talk

You may have already prepared yourself for any potentially uncomfortable holiday conversations by reading our 5 tips for handling political conversations at Thanksgiving dinner , but what if you could practice beforehand? Our conversation tips for bridging divides include asking to listen...
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5 Ways to Handle Political Conversations at Thanksgiving Dinner

We often think of Thanksgiving as a time when we relax with family and friends, stuff ourselves silly — and maybe apologize for burning the casserole. But aside from all the revelry, Thanksgiving can also bring uncomfortable political conversations. Thanksgiving is truly a time when we’re...
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