The NYT with A Close-Up Picture of Partisan Segregation, Among 180 Million Voters: “Democrats and Republicans are effectively segregated from each other, to varying degrees by place, according to the Harvard researchers Jacob Brown and Ryan Enos. And at least over the past decade, they believe this partisan segregation has been growing more pronounced … ‘We know that with groups in general, when they’re separated, bad things happen,’ Mr. Enos said. ‘That has proved true with racial segregation, and religious and ethnic divides — patterns of separation that make it easier to demonize one another, and harder to share resources or power.'” This is absolutely critical. It’s so much easier for politicians to demonize “the other side” when citizens don’t interact with the other side (and realize that we’re often mostly on the same side…)