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Why Is Washington So Polarized?

Francis97 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 7:02 AM
Current population survey unemployment numbers from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year/Rate: 2003/6.0 2004/5.5 2005/5.1 2006/4.6 2007/4.6 2008/5.8 2009/9.3 2010/9.6 2011/8.9 2012/8.1 Today 7.9%

People who have been around for a while all seem to agree. Never in living memory has the atmosphere on Capitol Hill and in Washington, D.C., generally been so toxic.

I don’t find this to be true out in the hinterland. The country as a whole is divided politically. But it’s not obviously more divided than it was 50 years ago. The toxicity of politics is a D.C. phenomenon. What’s more, the polarization is worse among the elites. It seems that the more education they have, the more polarized people become.

Why is that?

I have a theory. Any period...