political-partisanship

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A look at how America’s partisan divide over pandemic responses played out in the states

BY: - May 13, 2021

By Julie VanDusky-Allen and Olga Shvetsova Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a partisan divide has existed over the appropriate government response to the public health crisis. Democrats have been more likely to favor stricter policies such as prolonged economic shutdowns, limits on gathering in groups and mask mandates. Republicans overall have favored less stringent policies. As […]

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In Pa. politics, polarization isn’t new. But the contempt is | Opinion

BY: - July 9, 2020

It’s okay to be polarized. It’s okay to disagree. We’ve been doing that for quite some time. Our levels of contempt, though, are altogether new.