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Opinion: Why Are We So POLARIZED?!?

Which way are we headed, politically, and why are we so polarized? My first political memory is from age six — Election Night 1960. (I was irritated at being sent to bed before the winner was known.) Twelve years later, at age 18, energized by the ongoing collapse of segregation in my home state of

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Opinion: Keep the Party Going; Why Political Conventions Matter – Counterpoint

They’re getting ready to blow up the balloons for next month’s Democratic and Republican national conventions. Ah, the balloons! The classic grand finale drop symbolizes the end of these quadrennial gatherings, much the way the Times Square ball drop is an essential part of New Year’s Eve. And that, critics point out, is what’s wrong

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