I am vehemently anti-partisan, but I found this article hit extremely close to the mark. Right now, as a society, our actions and words are driving us apart. The root cause is the growing Machiavellian belief that you can say literally anything as long as it advances your cause (lies and slander are fair political game). Ironically, this is completely ineffective in terms of swaying the opinions of those who oppose your own. Instead, it deepens the divide between competing views. Those who agree with you fail to perceive the lies and even come to believe them leading to unjustified anger, but those in disagreement see through them instantly resulting in… justified anger.