Open focus: ‘Reds,’ ‘blues’ work on issues that divide them

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Alternating “red,” “blue,” “red,” blue” in their seating, 16 participants at a recent Better Angels workshop spent seven hours working toward bridging their political differences.

For several of them, it was an eye-opening, perhaps a heart-opening beginning toward realizing common concerns, even as rhetoric in the 2020 presidential campaigns begins ramping up.

The eight conservative and eight liberal participants, donning respective “red” and “blue” labels as they met at Four Rivers Charter School, followed a strict format laid out by the national nonpartisan Better Angels organization.

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