One nation divided?

What bipartisanship says about America.

A Blue face and a Red face turned towards each other with their mouths open. Each person is holding the side of a lightbulb in their mouth. Bipartisan concept.

We’ve all heard of the great divide. The most dysfunctional Congress ever. The end of civility! There’s an impression that nothing passes Congress with bipartisan support anymore. That every piece of legislation has to pass along party lines, setting us up for bloodsport events each and every fucking election cycle. There’s a lot of truth to this. And yet, each year thousands of bills and resolutions are introduced and hundreds are eventually signed into law. We define ourselves along partisan lines, but perhaps we should look more closely at what bipartisan efforts say about America. 

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A Blue face and a Red face turned towards each other with their mouths open. Each person is holding the side of a lightbulb in their mouth. Bipartisan concept.

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