Rise above political polarization

Originally printed in The Christian Science Monitor, June 3, 2015.

How do we bridge the political divide?

The April 26 online Monitor’s View titled “Take fearmongering out of US politics” (CSMonitor.com) proposes that removing alarmist rhetoric from election campaigns is a key step in fostering constructive, collaborative discourse between parties. It also offers a simple “North Star” that anyone, anywhere on the political spectrum, can follow: Let civility be your guide.

Civility, both in thought and speech, may seem like a given when it comes to reaching across party lines. But how do we activate this quality when “negative partisanship” seems so all-pervasive—not just in political ads, but also on social media?

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