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Keeping It Civil: How To Talk Politics Without Letting Things Turn Ugly

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2019
From The Left
Bridging Divides, Civility

In a deeply divided America, a casual political debate can easily spiral into a shouting match — even if both parties set out to keep things civil. So how can we talk about thorny issues with people who fundamentally disagree with us?

Over the past two months, NPR has been traveling the country for our series Civility Wars to see how Americans are grappling with the idea of civility in polarizing times. During that time, we heard from the new mayor of Charlottesville, Va., on why she's wary of the...

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