Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

One way to bridge the partisan divide is to engage in more conversations with those you disagree with. Not arguments. Not rants. But conversations. This is where mature individuals dialogue and discuss ideas that they may not agree with. And in case you were wondering, verbal daggers coupled with condescension and belittling aren't found in conversations. Also, texters should put down their smartphone and look across the table at the person they're supposed to be talking with. True conversation promotes civility and fosters better understanding between people who might be polar opposites. In fact, it's quite difficult to really hate someone you've just had a conversation with. When done well, it contributes to goodwill. And when that happens we as Kentuckians might live up to our motto "United we Stand, Divided we Fall."