Personal Polarization

Charles Homans and Alyce McFadden  at NYT: As a new poll suggests, the increasingly stark ideological divides of American politics have come with personal consequences. Nearly one in five voters — 19 percent — said that politics had hurt their friendships or family...

Blue Bubbles

Samuel Abrams at AEI: Far too often, the headlines are missing the fact that so much closed-mindedness and balkanization in terms of openness toward engaging with political difference is far more pronounced on the left. And this is a phenomenon that I have observed as...

Depolarization

Daniel Stid: Many civil society groups are responding to our fraught times by building bridges between citizens and groups that see the world differently and enabling them to engage in constructive dialogue. Given all the factors accelerating tribalism, depolarization...

Polarization and Discussion

Mike Allen at Axios: The acrid state of politics is seeping into Americans’ relationships and behavior, according to a poll out today from the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP), headed by David Axelrod.   Driving the...