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The fog of division, discord, and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead (Clint Eastwood).

While watching the news I noticed that an extraordinary degree of political ads were negative – for some candidates, in the ninety-nine percent range. “Talking heads” remarked how effective the spots were in achieving their goals. Due to the disproportionate punch of unattractive information, our tendency is to lash out and “return the favor.” Political candidates who choose to do otherwise have suffered the consequences. Turn the page…

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