A split government is not necessarily a divided government. Had Donald Trump won, he would have been without constraint, backed by a Republican Senate. He was already unimpeachable and would have been beyond control in his second. If Democrats win the Senate this time (we’ll find out after Georgia’s January runoff), the progressive wing of the party could well be a runaway train. A Republican Senate — a split government in this case – would control that. The only thing dividing a split government is a lack of respect and empathy among opposing views. Let’s hope we’ve passed that.