Understanding the US political divide, one word cloud at a time

By Michael Carolan, Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University. In a divided United States, how can we describe who is on each side? from www.shutterstock.com America’s political divide goes by many names – rural-urban, blue-red, metro-non-metro and left-right. We are told it is bad…