The “polarization” framework is profoundly misleading because it suggests that the two parties are like magnets repelling each other with identical force and velocity. But the real story is that while Democrats have moved modestly to the left on some issues, most of the divisions in the country are the result of Republicans becoming both more fascistic and completely untethered to reality.

From Sorry, pundits: The problem isn’t “polarization” — Republicans have lost their damn minds by Amanda Marcotte

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