Re: "Psychological polarization grips Washington" (Michael Gerson column, 1-13).
Gerson contends that the polarization in Washington, D.C., seems more psychological than ideological. This mindset causes both parties to not view themselves as losers, even when they lose.
Wow! Maybe they stole a page from Jerry Jones' Dallas Cowboys playbook.
Gerson also muses that, faced with ambiguity, politicians tend to believe what they want to believe. Nothing new here, as one sage observed that most of our so-called reasoning consists of finding arguments to go on believing as we already do.