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Talking with the enemy

Democrats and Republicans increasingly view the other party as a “threat to the nation’s well-being.” In her home state — where she also teaches — University of Wisconsin political science professor Katherine Cramer notes that “people, in casual conversation, are treating each other as enemies.” Scholars continue to debate whether today’s polarization is rooted in…

Virginia delegate Danica Roem turns conversation from identity to local issues in packed event

On Wednesday night, Danica Roem, delegate to the 13th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, discussed election strategies for unseating incumbents, her background in journalism and getting the press to move beyond simplistic labels during a Q&A moderated by Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies.