Barbara Bush

Political civility: Where has all the tolerance gone?

Political civility: Where has all the tolerance gone?

The chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives is given the heave-ho reportedly for expressing concerns that tax law changes should benefit all Americans, while Kanye West blows up Twitter — and not in a good way — when the rapper expresses support for President Donald Trump. In other words, it wasn’t a good week for civil discourse. Just how dysfunctional has our political dialogue gotten when a priest gets fired for expressing what can best be described as Christian views or anyone gets deeply upset about something said by the most eccentric and contrarian member of the publicity-craving Kardashian clan?

These aren’t isolated incidents, of...

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