THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: We Go On As a People

THE PRESIDENCY

We are passing through the longest and bitterest political struggle that our nation has had in 100 years. Families have been split, old friendships shattered, careers ruined, public men disgraced, and great quantities of hate pumped into the American system.

And yet beneath it all, something special endures, some sense of common purpose held by Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, ins and outs, accused and accusers. This unity has too often been obscured by the smog of contention. But last week there was a quiet interlude in Washington that reminded us...

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