Congress and the electorate reaching new heights of partisanship

Polarized, paralyzed, and highly unpopular.

That’s the United States Congress of 2013.

It’s an institution that stands out historically in many ways from past decades, according to a trove of data released last week called “Vital Statistics on Congress.”

Nothing sets the modern Congress apart as much as its profound partisan division. [cont.]

Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel