This is still a city of red-hot polarization, gridlock the norm, with partisan rancor from the Capitol to the White House. Neither party is giving the country what it wants; people dislike Democrats roughly as much as they do Republicans. Congress’ popularity is stuck at basement levels.
But on election days, I’m still blown away that we live in a country where the stakes are so high but instead of political coups and overthrows, we all get the chance to cast a vote.
Still, at polling places all over the country, an army of volunteers will greet voters, not a real army or tanks — and if we’re displeased with the candidates, the process or their follow through on promises, we’re free to criticize it.
Going to the polls today?