Bridging the Listening Gap: Too Many People Are Talking Past One Another

From a Wall Street Journal Capital Journal column by Gerald F. Seib headlined “Bridging the Listening Gap”:

As this election year begins to unfold, Americans aren’t merely arguing about politics. It’s increasingly clear they can’t even agree on what they’re arguing about….

Refusal to accept election results? On the left, that’s clearly a reference to former President Donald Trump’s false claims the 2020 election was stolen from him. On the right, it might be a reference to Democrats’ attempts to oust Mr. Trump from office after 2016, or Democrat Stacey Abrams ’ refusal to concede her loss in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial election.