Book Excerpt: Why Politicians are Divorcing Themselves from Their Professional Partners

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. As a result of this continued polarization, some of the reasonable politicians – the people who could work together – are no longer trying to stay in office, but are divorcing themselves from their professional partners. Olympia Snowe, Maine’s retiring US senator, announced Friday that her reelection campaign […]

Hostile Election Talk Risks Permanent “Splitting”

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek, Ph.D The glut of on-going hostile comments in national, state and local elections these days has reached a new low. Let’s not argue over whose fault it is – it’s everyone’s fault who participates. But, what’s the harm? After all, won’t it be over in […]

Splitting America

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek, Ph.D [The following is an excerpt from the new book “SPLITTING AMERICA: How Today’s Politicians, Super PACs and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce” by Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek (HCI Press, 2012). Something nasty is happening in America. Have you noticed the trend? […]