Here are some interesting videos on the topic of political animosity and polarization, again in no particular order. (Comment on these and other videos in our Videos Discussion Topic.)
Is ideological reconciliation “cool?”It wasn’t really extraordinary that NBC’s Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson apologized for what he conceded was “a poor choice” in how he roasted GOP congressional candidate and Afghan war veteran Dan Crenshaw. What is extraordinary is that SNL felt it was fresh entertainment for a clear liberal and clear conservative to sit on the hippest of late night TV stages together and laugh both at and with one another. Wait … it’s cool to respect ideological opponents? And have fun doing it?! The pendulum is turning, I’m telling you. Prejudice of any type? #uncool.
Smerconish on who’s to blame for polarizationIn video commentary on CNN, commentator Michael Smerconish leverages four recent studies to argue that the vast majority of the populous is not actually divided, the politicians are just manipulating us to believe we are. Coincidentally, e.pluribus.US had already told you about three of those four studies (register for email updates if you want to stay ahead of the crowd :-). (Brief and informative, 3:15)
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