Neil Gorsuch

Empathy advocate fails to show it for Kavanaugh

Empathy advocate fails to show it for Kavanaugh

A recent commentary in your newspaper declared that the world needs empathy now more than ever (“Empathy: we need it now more than ever,” Nov. 21). The author, Lynne Agress, argues, persuasively, that understanding people whose opinions may differ from ours makes us better people. I support that position wholeheartedly. Unfortunately, it is disappointing that Ms. Agress failed to practice the empathy she promotes by her examples criticizing Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch and praising Sen. Cory Booker.

She argued that then-Supreme...

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