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Today’s Issue:

  • For many, Thanksgiving means sitting at a table with people who have opposing views.
  • We bring you a crowdsourced guide on how to navigate the classic Thanksgiving discussion on politics.  
  • We’ve got homework for you, too. At your own Thanksgiving gathering, try out our conversational experiment with someone. We’re offering prizes for members who complete it.

How to Talk Politics at Thanksgiving (Or How Not To)

As everyone clears the table of dishes and gives the requisite updates on children, careers, and relationships, the elephant—or donkey—in the room looms. When that argument over partisanship starts up, will you try to hold a productive conversation about contentious issues? Or, if you’d rather not get combative, will you redirect the discussion?

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