What if There’s a Better Way to Handle Our Democratic Debate?

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"There’s a better way for the American people to grapple in depth with the issues we face at the start of the primary season. Furthermore, we think that, despite their sharp differences of party and ideology, Americans can have serious and respectful conversations across our deep divides. A surprisingly simple innovation can help cut through the poisonous fog of our political polarization. It is an experiment in democracy to show what the whole electorate would think, if it could be similarly engaged," write Larry Diamond, FSI (CDDRL) and Hoover Senior Fellow and James Fishkin, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University. Read here.