Take a breath; separate hate from partisanship

This midterm election has been particularly punctuated by high drama and marred by egregious allegations. Certainly rough and tumble, there are always dirty tricks in politics. Seeking to gain advantage or win votes is one thing, but demonizing opponents is more destructive to our system of self-government than any damage to the intended target. Partisanship is often fiercely passionate, but it should never be hateful.

Unfortunately, there will always be some hateful partisans and even worse there are some completely crazy people who act out in inexplicable unconscionable ways. The body politi...

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