Three Reasons Why State Polarization Is a Big Deal

… A new study shows that polarization—the ideological gulf between the average Republican and average Democrat—is growing in state legislatures. … Their findings tell us that state legislatures aren’t quite as polarized as Congress, but they’re moving in the same direction. What’s even more interesting, though, is what polarization actually means—and who benefits from it. [cont.]

Abby Rapoport, The American Prospect