Can Americans Still Talk Politics and Be Civil?

Ohio residents Art Ledger and John Meehan disagree often: on whether to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, on how to address gun violence, and, yes, on whether the United States is ready for a female president.

In online communities and dining rooms across the country, disagreement on any sensitive topic seems to have the power to fracture or destroy relationships. One doesn’t have to look past the comments section of any web article to witness the vitriol.