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These are the optics of American hate | Opinion

BY: - November 9, 2022

The road to hell isn’t paved anymore with good intentions. The asphalt is hatred.


The Capital-Star wanted to know. Here’s everything on my mind this election season | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - September 29, 2020

In no particular order, here's everything that's driving our columnist to absolute distraction this election season.


Think the US is more polarized than ever? You don’t know history | Opinion

BY: - February 20, 2020

A growing chorus of people say the US has never been so politically divided. A Civil War historian reminds readers that there was once a far more divided time.