Culture Wars and Policy Have Become Inextricably Linked
“Every bit of policy is political, ideological & divisive”
Hyper-partisanship's infiltration of previously non-partisan areas of policy making started in the Bush era, strengthened in the Obama era and is dominant in the Trump era. Culture wars now infiltrate every stage of the policy process. Political appointees and their political agendas have always been present in the executive branch, but their impact on policy is much more dramatic today.