On losing a friend to politics. And then losing her completely.
Democracy depends on disagreement without demonization, but that’s easier said than done. Philosopher David E. Smith has tips for how to talk with others about things that matter.
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.
This year, 361 bills have been introduced in 47 states that would restrict voting. Why can’t we simply ensure that every vote—and every voter—counts?
As an immigrant, the civic lessons and shared American culture taught in school made me feel at home. Now, forces on both the left and right are pushing back against what I learned.
An interview with “The Cassandra” author Sharma Shields.
A philosopher on why anger has become the default reaction toward those we disagree with—and what we can do about it.
Americans used to think free public education was a cornerstone of a democratic republic. What happened?
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.