By Ted Wachtel
It’s reassuring to know that we can put aside politics and get along with each other simply as human beings. But it requires the right context to have a good conversation, which our election process does not provide. Elections foster more conflict than conversation. When there is a political conversation, it is rarely a real discussion of the issues. It is more likely a discussion of how an issue will impact a candidate’s chances in the next election, but not a thoughtful analysis of the issue itself.