The problem of political sameness
Soon lawn signs for presidential and senate candidates among others will sprout on lawns. And you might notice a certain uniformity in the party affiliations in your neighborhood. That uniformity is not completely accidental and might hurt our political process, argues author Bill Bishop.
- Bill Bishop: author of "The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart." He was special projects reporter at the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman.
- Jim Gimpel: professor of government at the University of Maryland and author of "Patchwork Nation: Sectionalism and Political Change in American Politics" (2003).