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Let’s Restart the Cycle of Hope and Disappointment

At election time, candidates seduce us with promises to bring America together, but inevitably fall short and end up leaving office with the country more polarized than when they arrived. After blaming them for their failure to unite us, we turn to the next crop of presidential aspirants and the cycle of hope and disappointment begins all over again.

— Brendan Nyhan, writing for the New York Times’ The Upshot blog.