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Letters to the editor: Words matter on way to more robust civility

 

February 12, 2021



Our country continues to go through a traumatic time. Nobody in Congress trusts anyone, and hatred for the other party seems the norm. Very few people are willing to compromise.

I think the biggest problem we have is that too many politicians, ads, news media, and even local reporters/contributors have forgotten a lot of decent vocabulary in exchange for mean spiteful words.

I wish we could start changing our thoughts, and here are some of the words/phrases I think we could start using again: I’m sorry. I made a mistake. You were right. I was wrong. Let’s compromise. I accept your apolo...



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