Sectarianism v. Civility

Nate Cohn at NYT: This threat to democracy has a name: sectarianism. It’s not a term usually used in discussions about American politics. It’s better known in the context of religious sectarianism — like the hostility between Sunnis and Shia in Iraq. Yet a growing...

Pervasive Polarization

 J.D. Tuccille at Reason: “Political polarization is having far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for people ranging from elected officials and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers,” according...

Aversive Partisanship

Aversive partisanship (aka negative partisanship) is a threat to civility and civil society. Maggie Koerth and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux at FiveThirtyEight: Four years ago, Lilliana Mason learned something she really, really hoped wasn’t true. A political scientist who...