People are Pissed, and Cable News is Partly to Blame

The record level of partisanship today fuels remarkable toxicity in American politics, and it stresses me out. As a nation we’re in constant fight mode among one another. We’re all clearly identified in one of our two camps – Democrats vs. Republicans – and don’t go crossing that line. For many they don’t just disagree with the other side, they hate the other side. It’s personal. Of course there are moderates floating around the middle, but the percentage of moderates has been dropping steadily since the mid-1990s. We’re increasingly entrenching along party lines, and it’s worrying. Citing a Pew Research Center study, The New York Times reports: “…47 percent of Democrats said Republicans mad

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