“We are told that America is divided and polarized as never before. Yet when it comes to many important areas of policy, that simply isn’t true.” In the NYT, Tim Wu makes the case that the defining political fact of our time is not polarization. It’s the thwarting of a largely unified public. When you’re feeling the political hostility bubble up (and we all do these days), it’s worth asking the question: Who benefits when we hate each other? We already know that we all benefit when we work together.

+ The Atlantic: The Least Politically Prejudiced Place in America. “As American towns become more politically segregated and judgmental, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?”