Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'll Stop Right There

Chuck Schumer, calling for "top two" primaries:

WASHINGTON — POLARIZATION and partisanship are a plague on American politics.

Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s.

Um, good? What a horrible thing it is for members of a political party to roughly unite around a shared policy agenda and provide a reasonably good signal to voters about what they're actually voting for! People should just be randomly assigned into parties, maybe with a sorting hat!