THE 4PM POLL: Is America on the Brink of Another Civil War? A number of political observers have warned the U.S. is so dangerously polarized that civil war could break out for the first time since the 1860s. Is America OK? No. We are dangerously divided, and perhaps beyond the point of no return. Yes. There are no vices our virtues can’t cure. Have more to say about this? Email us at [email protected], and we may publish your response.