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Political Polarization: Diametrically Opposed

The shift has been gradual, almost imperceptible when considered one incident at a time.
However, over the past decade Americans seem to be gravitating more solidly to the left or
the right. To the polarized, those still clinging to their centrist positions appear apathetic, or
uninformed—or both.

Or perhaps I just imagine the divergence, the gaping chasm we’re creating as we’re torn
asunder, the crumbling ledge where we teeter precariously. Maybe I just have too much
time on my hands. Or maybe I just woke up and realized there are political implications to
just about…well, everything.

Has it always been this way?

Then looms the darker question: What next?