Thanks for your response, James Jordan. :-)
I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment, bipartisanship is highly problematic and often a cause of political deadlock.
As a French-American, I’m having a hard time dealing with the lack of nuance in US politics. As with everything else, politics are boiled down to the lowest common denominator and oversimplified.
We need more than two parties so we can have credible alternatives and actual change. Based on the apathy of your average Joe, the lack of global awareness among the general population, and the unwillingness to engage beyond shouting at the TV or at the internet, I’m not particularly sanguine about the outcome.
I can however point you in the direction of someone who thinks deeply about these things — ATrigueiro — and whose writing might provide food for thought backed by actual knowledge.