The recent presidential election was the most contentious and divisive I have experienced in my 50+ years of following them. It set new lows for civility, decency and veracity. About half of the voters were disappointed and many were outraged with the results. This election continued the trend of both national and local politics of highly partisan positions on issues. Polarization on both ends of the political spectrum is increasing and moderate views get lost in the noise of today’s media – both traditional and social. To be sure, social and economic inequalities in our country exist. They are amplified and scrutinized via social media which helps to promote polarization, anger and disenfranchisement.