This election, indeed the last two years of non-stop politics, has provoked and prodded, irritated and inspired and generally riled folks up in ways that will take historians and psychologists years to assess.

But people are talking, and that’s a good thing. To the extent they are seeking some degree of truth in an avalanche of often misleading or dishonest information, all the better.

Faith communities aren’t as likely to convene such conversations as they once were, although Madison’s First Unitarian Society has a long history of engagement with issues including politics.

Sunday the Society is holding a public forum on the media’s performance in recent political coverage called the State of the Fourth Estate.

We all benefit from having more informed consumers of news – and not-news – coverage of politics and we respect Parish Minister Michael Schuler and the Society for devoting the time and energy to hosting the discussion.

You’re invited to join in Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Meeting House on University Bay Drive. It’s not too late to find a little truth before next Tuesday.