How do we talk to each other and get along amidst warring tensions in America?
Americans have never had so many tools to communicate with one another. Yet, so much of our country remains divided. And the heart of that divide appears to our failure to communicate with each other—or to communicate with those with different opinions.
It's easy to sit on a favorite facebook page and congratulate each other for having the same viewpoint about schools, police, the presidency or whatever. It’s so much more difficult to talk to someone with opposing views.
Yet, wasn’t it that struggle to rationally hash over political and philosophical differences the basis for much of the success in this state; in this country?
The theme of division is in the media daily. It’s implied in cable TV news—Fox is for conservatives; msnbc is for liberals. It became more pronounced during the 2020 election … and during the pandemic when people turned against friends when the idea of vaccines and masks became a point of political discord.
Steve Sebelius, Political Editor, Las Vegas Review Journal; Amy Tarkanian, Former Chair, Nevada Republican Party; Sondra Cosgrove, History Professor, College of Southern Nevada