Editorial: Political attacks, abuse always wrong (Nov. 9, 2022)


November 9, 2022

We’ve just finished an election in which campaigning, at least by some candidates, has seemed particularly mean-spirited and less-than-truthful than even what we’re used to in these affairs.

So now that the votes are in, what’s next? How about time to chill.

Because it’s not just bad-mouthing. The instances of not just verbal abuse, but actual violence perpetrated by and on politicians and government officials in recent years should give us all pause.

No matter what one thinks of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, what happened early in the morning on Friday, Oct. 28, was wrong. That was...

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