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Opinion: The South has indeed risen again and it’s called the Tea Party

Special to SEGAZINE

Inspired by the values of the old South and fueled by corporate money, the Tea Party scorns compromise and leaves us again a house divided.

The historian Jill Lepore wrote recently in The New Yorker that a study by political scientists of congressional roll-call votes going back to 1789, together with longitudinal poll results and voter interviews, found that the electorate and its representatives are more polarized today than at any time since the South seceded.

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