path of process or event: the way in which a process or event develops over a period of time
infrastructure Which means that a lot of common projects we had, whether it's public schools or public parks, or investments we make together in things like infrastructure, have declined."
public services or systems: the large-scale public systems, services, and facilities of a country or region that are necessary for economic activity, including power and water supplies, public transportation, telecommunications, roads, and schools
(a) gerrymandering "The combination of special interest money gerrymandering, a media that's more (b) balkanized--all of that has polarized parties more than in the past."
(a) U.S. politics. the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.
(b) division into hostile subgroups: division of an area, region, or group into smaller and often mutually hostile unitsDictionary.com