posted by Sam .
In what ways are factions present today?
Liberal, middle-of-the-road, and conservative Democrats. Liberal, middle-of-the-road, and conservative Republicans. Also special interest groups -- pharmaceuticals, education, transportation, etc.
is any kind of political party considered a faction?
Yes, but remember there are factions within parties also. Remember the bitter rivalry between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
how did factions cause the downfall of the gov under the articles of confed?