Russian collusion supplants American collegiality

Rough and tumble, partisan politics have always been pointed. Cut throat campaigning and bruising elections are common; and passionate philosophical and policy debates are standard fare for American politics. So fierce competition in politics is expected and actually healthy. Political issues should be intensely deliberated, so ideas can be thoroughly vetted before implementation. Thereby our leaders hopefully come to the correct decision.

That political intensity has served America well for most of our history because political opponents maintained a modicum of mutual respect and while...

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