Dinner parties aim to bridge post-election divide

Back on November 30, 2016, I blogged “Incivility goes well beyond politics,” that read, in part:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the third presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Much has been said and written about the nastiness that marked the entire presidential campaign.

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Websites all across America the past week or two counseled readers on how to avoid  major meltdowns at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Whether or not the advice worked is hard to tell. We do know the holiday wasn’t harmonious in many places. A few examples from the New York Times:

Matthew Horn, a software engineer from Boulder, Colo., canceled Christmas plans with his family in Texas. Nancy Sundin, a social worker in Spokane, Wash., has called off Thanksgiving with her mother and brother. Ruth Dorancy, a software designer in Chicago, decided to move her wedding so that her fiancé’s grandmother and aunt, strong Trump supporters from Florida, could not attend.

Ugly. And extremely unfortunate.

—This Just in…11/30/17

Last month CBS reported:

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