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Supreme Court battle royale makes us all look bad


October 10, 2018

Plenty has been written about the increasingly lack of civility in our political processes, so we’re obviously not breaking new ground when we address this subject.

What is the real issue here, we think, is a deeper problem: the preoccupation with our own individual, selfish interests as a society that is evidenced more and more by our leaders in Washington D.C.

The belief that each of us, individually, is No. 1 tends to pre-empt personal honor and integrity – or predisposition toward any type of unforced compromise, values that were once esteemed in our society.

We’ve seen it play...

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