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Is There A Way To Bridge The Political, Civil Divide?

Dramatic political disagreements have continued in 2019, with Democratic control of the U.S. House leading to more head-to-head battles.

The most intense clash so far led to the month-long partial government shutdown as President Trump vowed not to approve any measure that didn’t include $5 billion for a new border wall.

It’s another stark example that many point to as a lack of civil discussion among elected leaders — as some of their supporters encourage them to fight rather than compromise.

As part of a series presented by ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, former ACLU President Nadine Strossen and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey took part in the event "How to Have a Civil Conversation Across the Political Divide."

They joined The Show to discuss.

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