New York Times article:
What’s an independent to do in a partisan age?
How do independents remain informed and committed without tumbling into the echo chambers?
Are Americans truly as partisan as our politicians and major media?
Or do many more shades of purple exist in real America than on cable TV maps of red and blue?
Objective, fact-based, and non-partisan — The Purple Principle addresses these questions for an audience of American independents who do not agree on everything but do agree…
By most measures, Americans are more politically divided than at any time since the Civil War, and significantly more polarized than even a quarter-century ago.
Public Disapproval of Congress Through Five Decades
In 1986, 34 Democratic and 29 Republican Senators signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, creating a citizenship path for illegal immigrants while making it a Federal crime to employ illegal workers. The House also voted in favor, 238 to 173. The bill was signed into law on November 6, 1986.congress.gov
In 1972, 17 Republican Senators joined 35 Democratic Senators to override the Nixon Administration veto of the Clean Water Act, a landmark piece of environmental legislation. The House override vote was 247 to 23, including 96 Republicans and 151 Democrats in the majority.govtrack.us
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In the 200-year period from the 1st to 27th Amendment, a Constitutional Amendment was passed on average every 7.4 years.
There has been no amendment passed in 28 years.U.S. National Archives
W.B. YEATS, 1920; IRELAND