Petersen: Unfriending Over Politics - 12-06


An old cliché states that one should never discuss politics, religion or money in polite conversation. Yet in the past few years, as news of the Trump administration infiltrates most aspects of our daily lives, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid addressing politics in our relationships. Ideological debates often turn into bitter arguments. Neither side ultimately changes their minds or finds any common ground. Such conversations can be especially toxic on social media, where the default mode is outrage and tribalism.