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Teaching Kids to Talk Pretty About Politics

Photo by Gwyneth Buckley

We’re eating breakfast the morning after the US election. My daughter asks, who’s won. I say it’s still undecided.

“How can people be so dumb?” she replies.

“Don’t call them dumb,” I say.

“But you always do,” she says.

“I know,” I say, “but that’s wrong. I was angry. People vote for all kinds of reasons. There’s…

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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.