I was crushed when Hillary Clinton lost the election. But, after talking to a former high level Republican official, I now think some good might come from the election of Donald Trump. If either of those statements made you cringe, that, in my opinion, is the biggest issue of all. Generalization is the death knell of civil discourse. This election, and so many other policy debates, have become all – or – nothing flame throwing matches. We are smarter than that.
Maria Gutzeit is a chemical engineer with 30 years' experience in environmental compliance policy for industry. In her free time, she plays in the dirt.