America has Two Parties but it doesn’t need to have Two Boxes

American politics has become a weird land of extremes and paradoxes. While we intellectually acknowledge that there is a whole political spectrum, we still viscerally boil everything down into two boxes. In order to understand or frame ideas, we seem to have this irresistible need to place people into one of these two boxes. It’s toxic. It breeds intolerance and judgement. It prevents…

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