Editorial: 'Split-decision results show America not ready to heal'
Something primordial predisposes us to view everything through the prism of winning and losing: the victor and the vanquished. Nature doesn't do split decisions but, at first glance, superficial analysis suggests Americans went for one in the mid-term elections.
As so often in a 24-hour breathless second-by-second news cycle, there is no time to pause for a long-term view.
Thus President Donald Trump, predictably, was able to pounce on the election results as "a tremendous success".