The Politics of US is a special 2016 election project, which reflects our belief that changing American politics begins with changing ourselves.

For 10 weeks, the Monitor will present some of the most polarized issues of our day in unorthodox ways through our weekly Politics newsletter. We’re also working with our partners at AllSides.com and Living Room Conversations, who will be providing innovative forums – online and in person – for Americans of all stripes to come together and understand better how others see these issues.

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