Sheila Suess Kennedy: Our hyper-partisan politics can be deadly

In today’s highly polarized America, an individual’s self-identification as Republican or Democrat has come to signify a wide range of attitudes and beliefs not necessarily limited to support for a political party. Affiliation with a political party has made Americans’ increasingly tribal social identities most predictive—and most consequential.

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Sheila Kennedy: Incels—a new domestic terrorism threat?

If you have never heard of incels, you have lots of company. According to report out of Texas, although they are not a new movement, involuntary celibates are emerging as a domestic terrorism threat “as current adherents demonstrate marked acts or threats of violence in furtherance of their social grievance.”

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