My good friend Chuck Giroux and I met at Boston University while producing a TV show called "On That Point" that won a Telly Award for its focus on intelligent discussion of political issues.
I am a moderate liberal, and Chuck is a moderate conservative, and although we disagree on a lot of things, we share a common belief that using empiricism and reason, rather than emotion and ideology, can drive political and policy discussions. As a result, we can discuss politics and remain friends.
We'll be using this Branch to discuss the second presidential debate live on Tuesday, and we're also getting a head start today to chat about the previous presidential and vice presidential debate.
Send comments to @erparty, our joint twitter account.