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Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship Join Noah Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism—and a hopeful reminder about how the Constitution has proven itself to be greater than partisanship.
How fear drives American politics
Journalist David Rothkopf lays out a few of the major issues that US leadership is failing to address and calls for a new vision that sets fear aside.
How our friendship survives our opposing politics For Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge, two best friends who think very differently about politics, the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election could have resulted in hostility and disrespect. Hear about how they chose to engage in dialogue instead and learn some simple tactics they’re using to maintain their bipartisan friendship.