Remember when Linda made her resolutions for 2015 and wrote this:
4. Give peaceful discourse a chance. Civility was the buzzword a few years ago. Too bad it didn't catch on.
Demonizing and dismissing the opposition remains endemic across the political, cultural and social spectrum.
As a result, many important issues are so toxic they can't be debated rationally. Immigration. Gun control. Abortion. Race. Even education standards, for crying out loud.
Each side suspects the other of secret agendas and nefarious motivations.
Imagine what might happen if people actually acknowledged the humanity of the opposition? Imagine if people listened with respect?
We're in this together. Let's act like it.