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Collins’s speech shows that the guardrails were the problem all along - Vox
But these two elements of the past — norms of bipartisan civility and elite consensus, and violently enforced second-class status for women, people of color, LGBT people, etc. — are connected. Civility is not an end on its own if the practices and beliefs it upholds are unjust. Another word for what we now call “tribalism” is disagreement. The particular disagreements that define contemporary politics are connected to the introduction of controversial issues and the demands by specific groups for justice and equal treatment.
brett-kavanaugh  Susan-Collins  civility  tribalism  norms 
october 2018 by Peony43
How Identity, Not Issues, Explains the Partisan Divide - Scientific American
If Americans slide into seeing all policy debates as battles between Us vs. Them, we stop selecting policies based on their actual content. Ironically, this would lead to choosing policies that don’t match our personal values, because the content and evidence would become less important than the source. In short, seeing politics as a battle may worsen things for everyone.
policy  Liberal/conservative  tribalism 
june 2018 by Peony43

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