COLUMN: We often have no idea what we’re talking about | Opinion

While it is absurd to try to prescribe a diagnosis for the current state of civic discourse in the United States – from the dumping of manure on the White House lawn in the name of climate action to attending the Met Gala to demand that we “tax the rich” – we often blame political supporters.

But what if part of the problem is that we literally can’t understand each other? And, perhaps worse than that, the institutions we trust to guide the public have stopped trying to communicate in order to be understood.

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Lucero Cantu is the digital director of the American Conservation Coalition, which mobilizes youth around environmental action through market-based ideals and limited government.

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