Cindi Scoppe’s Nov. 5 column (“Tribalism, the poison that is consuming the body politic”) struck a nerve with me. I agree wholeheartedly with her premise that partisans aren’t interested in facts that challenge their positions, nor in listening to anyone who doesn’t agree with their world view. The current divisive, zero-sum political atmosphere is undermining the cooperation and compromise that is inherent in our democratic system, and poses a real threat to our future.
I challenge The State to actively support that editorial position and refuse to print blatantly partisan letters to the editor that simply echo the vituperative biases fed to writers by their chosen media preferences. Why not set an example and be part of the solution?