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How will we ever heal from our recent election? Isn't that what many Americans are asking at this point in time? Deadlines being what they have to be in order to keep a lively small town paper on track. I pose these questions while writing on Halloween Eve--appropriately enough given the current state of our politics--without knowing the results of the election. I don't know who won what exactly, but I do know our country lost, having been seriously damaged over the last year and a half by a presidential campaign without precedent in American history, and I do know what almost certainly faces us in the near future: more gridlock in Congress and in the state legislature, and the persistent failure of government as a whole to act effectively on our behalf to solve the many problems we face. [excerpt]

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This opinion piece appeared in the 11/10/16 issue of the Gettysburg Times