A new study by Michigan State University notes: Far From United: Political Divide In America The Worst It’s Ever Been. Researcher and author, Zachary Neal, writes:
What I’ve found is that polarization has been steadily getting worse since the early 1970s. Today, we’ve hit the ceiling on polarization. At these levels, it will be difficult to make any progress on social or economic policies.
This polarization is on display with the brutal Brett Kavanaugh hearings for his nomination to the Supreme Court, the bitter midterm election campaigns as well as racial, ethnic and moral conflicts.
Here’s what I wrote for an online magazine in January 2017 following the bitter 2016 election. [Continue reading]