At The New York Times, Nellie Bowles reports on efforts to promote civil discussion.

[A] nonprofit called Better Angel s..  is putting on half a dozen events around the country every week through the election.

Its work is part of a boomlet in efforts to break partisan passion in America as the 2020 election approaches.


There’s TruStory, a new social network that uses points-based incentives to encourage good debate. Bridge the Divide brings young people together to engage in “respectful, face-to-face” conversations. Make America Dinner Again helps people host cross-party dinner parties. Companies hire Georgetown business school professor Christine Porath to come in as a civility consultant. And there’s Civility, a physical meet-up group that is now becoming a virtual platform for finding understanding between those on opposite sides of the political divide.