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By Chantel Schieffer
Leadership Montana 

Finding Common Ground


February 7, 2018

We hear a lot right now about our collective societal need to find common ground. This place sounds so mystical and alludes us as our citizenry grows further apart. The state of our society today is divided, to be sure. Some say we are more divided than ever as a nation and research attempts to confirm that sentiment. A Pew Research Center study from the end of 2017 shows that since the mid-1990s, political divides have more than doubled, from 15 percent to 36 percent based on ten key measures.

I must believe that in our American history, divides have been deeper when we consider the Civil...

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