Wide Angle Election 2016

Popping the filter bubble

The rise of filter bubbles and un-civil discourse on social media demands a stronger ethos of responsibility on the part of media platforms and all consumers of information, says Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media.

A media mea culpa

The media focused too much on polls, data and the “bright, shining comments of the day” rather than on the voices of the people and the candidates’ policies, says Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.

Messages from the middle class

Those surprised by the 2016 election outcomes had ignored widespread middle-class concerns about inequality, economic opportunity and frustration with Washington, D.C., says Stanford political science Professor Rob Reich.

Reimagining work

The new president will need to address the changing nature of work, including more portable and universal benefits, says Natalie Foster, a strategy advisor to the Aspen Institute.

Preparing for an uncertain future

Geopolitical challenges facing the new president – from multiple regional hotspots to the spread of technology and physical changes to our planet – are complex and long term, says Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations and a fellow at the Hoover Institution

Overcoming ideology

Ideological divisions in the U.S. have become cultural and personal, but the younger generation is poised to reject tribalism and reinvent the nation once again, says Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former dean of Stanford Law School.

Strategies for moving forward

Our leaders can move forward together to address poverty, tax reform and immigration reform, and heal our divisions in the process, says Manuel Pastor, professor of sociology at the University of Southern California.

Inheriting economic inequality

Intergenerational mobility has stalled in the United States, leading to widespread voter frustration about the economy, says Emmanuel Saez, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.