Anyone else having a lot of arguments with friends and family (in real life/school/work) over political issues lately? I've always had friends from all over the political spectrum and have prided myself on being able to keep political issues out of everyday conversation, even though I'm a political science major and pretty into it. I have a couple of conservative friends whose only source of political news is Fox and Rush Limbaugh, and who continually make snide little comments about Obama, healthcare and government in general. Lately I guess I've lost my self control and keep getting into it with them. They seem particularly riled up, like everything said is a personal attack. Family members as well. There just seems to be a lot of hatred out there. Do I maybe need to take a break from reading political websites and arguing on forums?