Steve Hantler, RealClearPolitics Politics is the one thing for which Einstein did not account in his observations about gravity – the force that pulls objects in one shared direction. Politics is anti-gravitational – it pushes families, friends and elected officials away from each other. The anti-gravitational forces are stronger now, and the resulting polarization is worse, than at any point in my lifetime. I did not believe that anything could be done to reverse political polarization in America. That was until Monday.