Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Article Source: Nieman Lab
Maybe just shut up about national politics if you want to reduce polarization?
Shifting the focus of a newspaper’s opinion section from national (Trump! Pelosi! distant, scary!) to local (schools! development! nearby, impactful!) can reduce political polarization, a new study finds.
46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime
“We found that the House that’s shown on the news is much more ideologically extreme than the actual House.”