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Almost convinced your political opposite is The Devil?

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Tired of ridiculous political conversation?

“Your mother and I are separating because I want what’s best for the country and your mother doesn’t.”

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This guide to America’s contested vocabulary has been written by a politically diverse team of 30 contributors from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation.
Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s  Team of Rivals, Our Editorial and Contributor Teams draw together dialogue experts from maximally diverse backgrounds : Religious & Atheist, Liberal & Conservative, Marxist & Capitalist, Anarchist & Libertarian, Independent & Partisan, Hippie & Traditionalist, Neil Diamond fans & the rest of us.

WELCOME TO A LESS-PAINFUL, MORE ENJOYABLE CONVERSATION

TOPIC-SPECIFIC TALKING-TIPS

Overwhelmed at the thought of venturing into contested word-territory. Have no fear! Issue-specific guides have been created to lay the groundwork to get you moving.

DIALOGUE EXAMPLES

And you thought super-heroes were cool? Buckle up...because these dialogue pioneers are going to rock your world.

REAL-TIME WORD WATCHERS

Every day some word seems to take on a new meaning...or lose an old...or become weaponized. We're keeping an eye on that (78 eyes, to be exact) - to help you stay on top of it all!

ACCESSIBLE, EASY-READING

Worried about slipping into some college textbook? Don't be. We've written textbooks before and don't like them either...!

POLITICAL HUMOR

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? Beware - because we're coming after you with political bumper-stickers (and lots of other giggle-provocateurs).

TROLL-PROOF COMMENT SYSTEM

Tired of spending your life listening in to ONE more nasty-aggressive-mean-spirited comment? (Us too) We came across an innovator with the answer...and we think you're gonna like it!

JUICY QUESTIONS

Tired of (more) small-talk at family parties? Pull one of these mind-popping inquiries out and let the (better) times roll!

WORD MAPS

Confused at why that word means X to THEM and Y to THOSE PEOPLE? Lucky for you! We got some of THEM and THOSE PEOPLE to collaborate on a guide to help us make sense of it all...hope it's helpful!

CONVERSATION CATALYSTS

Stumped with a word (or person-using-a-word) that you really-cannot-fathom? Check out some of our suggested links to videos and other reading sure to liven (and loosen) things up a bit...

READERS SAY

Are Americans losing the capacity to disagree in healthy ways? If so, how can we restore (and preserve) our civic ecosystem?

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Additional Inspirations:

What would it mean to get curious about our differences? (and maybe even smile a little..)

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