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Unprecedented polarization abounds in the United States. As negative partisanship proliferates, favorable dispositions toward the opposing party have dissipated, replaced by sheer contempt, with half of Americans perceiving political opposition as “downright evil;” consequently, ideologies amongst congressional representatives have diverged, eviscerating bipartisanship and hamstringing productivity. Although the past two presidential cycles have both inflamed and illustrated the United States’ rampant political enmity, this trend of political tribalism fomenting governmental gridlock, which in turn perpetuates animosity in a vicious cycle, is not a transient aberration to be ascribed to populist demagoguery or socialist impingements. …

Dario Soatto

I am a high school student at Polytechnic School with a passion for economics and decision making as well as politics and international relations.

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