I hesitated to post this one because I try to stay away from politics, but this piece was too important to ignore. Plus the doomsday scenario presented in the first couple paragraphs is totally believable and potentially right around the corner.
Here’s a quote from the article that really drove the point home: “In 1960, only 5 percent of Republicans and 4 percent of Democrats said they would be displeased if their son or daughter married somebody with the opposing party affiliation. In 2010, 49 percent of Republicans said they would be unhappy if their son or daughter married a Democrat, and 33 percent of Democrats said they’d be unhappy if their son or daughter married a Republican. My strong hunch is that if this survey were conducted in 2017, those percentages would be even higher.”