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The GOP's mean streak

The GOP's mean streak

President Barack Obama was fond of saying, in the aftermath of racist or other obnoxious incidents against fellow Americans, that such behavior does not represent who we are as a people.

But one wonders if that still holds today.

An unchecked meanness has taken hold throughout the land, encouraged by the presidential campaign and election of Donald Trump. It includes a despicable targeting of Muslims and Mexicans, the probable and unconscionable deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants and a loathsome willingness to disregard those who need government help the most.

Many in the Republican Congress have taken their cue from their mercurial leader and signed on...