Can America bridge the partisan divide?
The terrifying attack on members of a Republican Congressional baseball team has drawn calls for unity and an end to our harsh rhetoric.
Despite the warm words an end to the ever expanding partisan divide seems out of reach.
In the past, trust in American institutions and governments helped us navigate through troubled times for our nation. Are they too broken to guide us today?
Tell us your views on how to get out of this dangerous tailspin, how can we get back to a place were different political views were respected and common ground sought.
Tell us what you think
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