This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows the sun setting over Main Street in Appomattox, Va. Signs around town call it the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an e

 

              This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows the sun setting over Main Street in Appomattox, Va. Signs around town call it the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an e
This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows the sun setting over Main Street in Appomattox, Va. Signs around town call it the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an end. But listen to people here and all over the country, or look at exit polls from the election, and you confront deep division, polarization. Red or blue. Left or right. Big government or small. Tea party or Occupy. Ninety-nine percent or one. Employed or out-of-work. Citizen or non-citizen. Black or white or brown. (AP Photo/Pat Jarrett)