This Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows a sign advertising the 150th anniversary of the Civil War outside Appomattox, Va. Signs around town call this the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an end. But listen to people here and all over the country, or look at exit polls from the election, and you confront deep division, polarization. Red or blue. Left or right. Big government or small. Tea party or Occupy. Ninety-nine percent or one. Employed or out-of-work. Citizen or non-citizen. Black or white or brown. (AP Photo/Pat Jarrett)

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This Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows a sign advertising the 150th anniversary of the Civil War outside Appomattox, Va. Signs around town call this the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an end. But listen to people here and all over the country, or look at exit polls from the election, and you confront deep division, polarization. Red or blue. Left or right. Big government or small. Tea party or Occupy. Ninety-nine percent or one. Employed or out-of-work. Citizen or non-citizen. Black or white or brown. (AP Photo/Pat Jarrett)
This Nov. 8, 2012 photo shows a sign advertising the 150th anniversary of the Civil War outside Appomattox, Va. Signs around town call this the place "where our nation reunited" as the Civil War came to an end. But listen to people here and all over the country, or look at exit polls from the election, and you confront deep division, polarization. Red or blue. Left or right. Big government or small. Tea party or Occupy. Ninety-nine percent or one. Employed or out-of-work. Citizen or non-citizen. Black or white or brown. (AP Photo/Pat Jarrett)
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