A new study separates the public into nine political groups. Where do you fit in?
"Look, I think Trump is worse than people fear ― and I think many of the Trump voters are better than people know. The truth is messy."
"We have got to be more respectful to the other side."
The Iowa congressman accuses the former president of adding "mightily" to the divided political climate.
His victory was, in a sense, a revelation that both political parties had been hollowed out.
It's up to you.
There are growing schisms in this country and the anger is palpable.
We have normalized simply blaming those with whom we disagree for all failures in our society.
And the reasons why may not be good for America.
The safe-space is a concept I agree with entirely in concept but less so in practice. I firmly believe that students at any university should be able to feel that they are a valued part of the student body and not be subjected to hate speech or excessive insensitivity.
I didn't listen. Fast forward to my adult life in New York City and I think it's big fun to sit home and have two or three glasses of red wine while watching a Republican debate meltdown into Donald Trump's pants. But, maybe I should let my thoughts gestate a bit before I shout out three or four snarky Facebook status updates onto the internet as if I'm some cheap armchair pundit.
Left unchecked, those who prey on ignorance and fear to spread hatred, and those who sow the seeds of division and intolerance threaten to tear apart the very fabric of our nation and compromise the values of openness and inclusion that have made America united and strong.