My friend Paul and I have known each other for a long time. In addition to both being writers, we are also political junkies. Paul and I sit on different sides of the ideoligical aisle. Paul is a Republican, I lean towards Democratic Socialism. Despite this, we manage to have deep and robust conversations about politics . . . while staying civil. We decided to do a weekly video series leading up to the election this year. This is our first episode. We’re talking the mystery of Trump, the nation’s apparent discontentment with politics as usual, and the importance of civil discourse.