Author

Matthew Levendusky

Matthew Levendusky

Matthew Levendusky is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

COMMENTARY

Talking across the political aisle isn’t a cure-all – but it does help reduce hostility

By: and - January 10, 2023

Simmering tension in American politics came to a head two years ago, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election. The failed insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, resulted in several deaths and injuries to almost 150 police officers. But on the cusp […]