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Civility and the lost art of listening

The future of the U.S. is threatened by our inability to listen to another's opinion and reach a compromise, writes honorary chair James A. Baker, III, in a recent op-ed. The Houston Chronicle (subscription required): https://bit.ly/2ILq6RK