Josh Graham Lynn


It’s time to move beyond right versus cleft.

When we give credence to Republicans who blame Democrats and Democrats who blame Republicans for our nation’s ills, we’re missing the point.

Republicans and Democrats both feel like “strangers in their own country,” according to a New York Times report. Is it no coincidence that feelings of alienation exist amid the most partisan, tribal politics we’ve seen in a lifetime. To understand why we feel estranged from our own government, we must move beyond the outdated view of a right-cleft political spectrum and look at the real chasm. Power, more than partisanship, is what is truly dividing this country.

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