Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fourteen strangers with sharply different views on immigration, gun control and other hot-button issues gathered around a table in the Eagan Civic Arena on a rainy autumn night and did something unexpected: calmly talked politics with each other.
No one raised a voice or rolled their eyes. Opinions across the spectrum were met with smiles and polite nods. Several participants even said they’d learned from a person with very different ideas — labeled in the session as Republican “reds” and Democratic “blues.”