Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Growth Of Partisanship Is Larger Threat To Democraccy Than Fake News

Fake news has become a big problem that is magnified by the use of social media.  This study shows that we have become much more partisan since 1980 and it even affects our decisions on who to marry.  The political party to which we belong has become part of our identity.  Members of the other political party come to be viewed as members of different tribe.  That makes it much more difficult for politicians to collaborate on important issues.  As partisanship grows the opportunity to run our nation democratically declines.  Cooperation with the enemy is equivalent to treason and extremism on many issues grows along with the rise of partisanship.

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