After a divisive election, Patch columnist Christine Wolf wonders whether we have insulated ourselves too much in Evanston. More than 25 people have commented so far. Share your thoughts.
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Following an election that divided the country, Patch columnist Christine Wolf wonders whether we have insulated ourselves too much in Evanston when it comes to politics?
It's got to be hard to be a Republican in Evanston right now, and not just because Barack Obama was re-elected last week. Yard signs, grocery store conversations, and bumper stickers suggest Evanston’s a solidly Democratic town, and these numbers prove the point: nearly 85% of the November 6th votes cast in Evanston went to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In a city like Evanston -- where we pride ourselves on our diversity -- what does it feel like to be in the political minority? I can’t imagine it’s been easy. Evanston Township High School's newspaper, The Evanstonian, recently ran a column by Opinion Editor Daniel Schoenfeld titled, “Democratic Bias Creates Ignorance”. Schoenfeld writes: “Evanston is a small bubble, and leaving it can come …