What We're Reading in May

With the inaugural National Week of Conversation behind us, we’re even more convinced of the need for dialogue, quality information, and citizen empowerment. Here’s what we’re reading this month to learn a little more, connect across the aisle, and better enable access to broad-based prosperity.


  • “The Political Center is Fighting Back,” says an op-ed in the Washington Post.

  • Tens of thousands of Americans came together for the National Week of Conversation to overcome partisan rancor to have real, nuanced dialogue. IVN calls it a “historic movement” that “shatters barriers.”

  • Even Congress is getting along better than you might think: more bipartisan bills have been introduced in the 115th Congress than since the George W. Bush administration.
  • A massive new report from the Pew Research Center provides data on public views of democracy, our political system and how it’s all working out.


  • How might inclusive economic growth look in the United States? An op-ed in the Globe and Mail proposes a global look.

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