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Jonathan Lange

Wyoming Columnist

Public discourse today is in a sorry state. Internet technology mixed with identity politics helps to drive its degeneration. Communication at the speed of light does not encourage thoughtful deliberation, and gazing at a screen cannot convey humanity like a living face. Ill-considered and intemperate words fly – words that would never be spoken face-to-face.

Add to this a growing party spirit that devours goodwill and civility with an insatiable appetite. From the opinion page to the front page, TV to Twitter, we are awash in a sea of seething rage.

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