Want to understand the bifurcated nature of our politics? Try this map, released Tuesday by the Federal Election Commission, that documents which party controls a majority of seats in each state's congressional delegation.
The map also reinforces a point I have made in this space plenty of late: Outside of the presidency, the Republican Party is far healthier than the Democratic Party. Senate control. The largest House majority since World War II. Thirty-two governorships (if they hold Louisiana on Saturday). Total control of 30 of the country's 50 state legislatures.
Republicans would likely trade some of that down-ballot dominance for the White House in 2016. But, if you happen to be living on the coasts and think Democrats are the ascendant party, this map should correct that misperception. We live in what amounts to two totally different Americas -- countries within a country that rarely brush up against one another, figuratively or literally.