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Civic discourse has tumbled to a shocking new low

Other than Dallas Cowboys fans living in Philadelphia, no collection of individuals is subject to as much vitriol and opprobrium as those in public life - politics, entertainment, business, media or professional athletics.
None more so, perhaps, than politics, whether elected, appointed or merely involved as advisors or consultants.
Granted, it’s never been a vocation for the easily offended or those who believe reason and logic will always win out over ignorance and dissembling.
There is a long and frequently sordid history in American politics of vicious insults based on physical appearance (Abe Lincoln was once compared to an ape ...

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