On losing a friend to politics. And then losing her completely.
Mellina White is a queer person of color—and a conservative—in one of the most liberal cities in America. She reflects on the struggles of being the contrarian at the table and going against the political grain of your friends, your community, and your home.
A philosopher on why anger has become the default reaction toward those we disagree with—and what we can do about it.
A WSU professor asks: do facts still matter in the United States?
“We have doubled down on division and we have retreated from resolution . . . The resolution is what makes democracy work.” The host of the national news program “1A” discusses journalism’s role in healing our national divide.
As a White American woman, a convert to Islam, and writer of the Pakistani-American superhero series Ms. Marvel, G. Willow Wilson has to navigate multiple fault lines of American identity.
Right in time for the presidential conventions, join us for “American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics,” a Think and Drink in Seattle on July 12.
“Politics become more passionate—and less civil—when there are real, important differences between the parties,” says Cornell Clayton.