Liberal Susana Isaacson, 70, and conservative Susan Symingron, 63, are friends who have bridged their political divide but couldn’t find anyone else to join their bipartisan exchanges.
“After the election, I was very saddened by the fact that we have become this country of people who don’t speak to each other,” said Ms. Isaacson.
Vitriol directed at both political camps is rampant on social media.
According to a Gallup poll taken shortly after the presidential election, 77 percent of Americans say the country is divided on the most important issues of the day.
To address this divide, the New York-based Institute for American Values launched its Better Angels project, whose professionals in civil discourse are on a “One America” bus tour.