Why we keep putting party ahead of country

I want Iraq to be a peaceful, stable democracy, the economy to shift into overdrive and for the stock market to keep hitting new highs, even if a guy I didn’t vote for gets the credit.

But I’m a partisan. And when it comes to the news, it’s hard to put aside your partisan prejudices.

Everything that’s less than ideal is a disaster if the party you didn’t vote for is in power, and every burst of sunshine is sure to be followed by a drum roll of storm clouds.