Has USMB & The Internet Become Ghettoized, Polarized and Insular? I think so. I think many of us here and on the internet "live in partisan ghettoes, ignorant about the other side." interesting article with interesting quotes: about our cognitive biases... We like hearing evidence that confirms our suppositions. We filter out evidence that challenges them...we have a natural tilt toward polarized views. People are prone to gather in like-minded groups...they drive each other to even greater extremes. ...liberal judges get more liberal when they are on panels with other liberals. Conservative judges get more conservative.