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Public enemies: Democratic Party members gather in protest at Trump’s first campaign rally of the year, in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9.

Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein

It’s entirely possible to imagine that, this time next year, one of the many Democrats now vying to evict Donald Trump from the White House will be raising his or her right hand and reciting the oath of office. More than half the country disapproves of Trump, and the top Democrats tend to outpace him in head-to-head polls.

What’s impossible to imagine after reading Why We’re Polarized, the new book by Ezra Klein, is that the next Democratic president will actually be able to govern.

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