Maya MacGuineas and Mike Murphy: Polarization has put America's democracy in peril. But on this Election Day, there are reasons to be hopeful that the US can heal.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Mike Murphy is director of the Committee's FixUS initiative. They recently wrote an opinion piece for Business Insider, an excerpt of which is below:  

It's no secret that political partisanship and discord have trumped compromise and conciliation in Washington, DC, and among many Americans. A new Ipsos poll sponsored by FixUS confirms that America is a nation at risk. But the results also give reason to hope.

Beneath its ruinous divisions, the foundations of an American nation still stand, with strong agreement on the values, hopes and aspirations that people hold for themselves, their families and their communities.

Read the entire piece here 

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