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The Birth of the Man from Orange

The soaring American spirit is being killed by the feverish delirium of populist political extremism.

Moderation is now heresy.

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Noble impulses have become weaknesses.

Those who stoke our fears are seen as the strong to be admired; our new heroes.

Intellectual inquiry has fallen to a form of fact-free, know it all, bravado.

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The maverick politician has edged the thoughtful statesman out of favor.

The noisy grandstander owns the day.

The student of complexity is now an obsolete artifact.

Strident manipulators replace sincerity; their lies and distortions well rehearsed and familiar.

Simplistic solutions treat complexity as though it is a poison ivy rash on the body politic.

Thoughtful analysis goes unrecognized in the mindless cacophony that passes for public debate.

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We're frozen in place; hands locked around each other's throats.

We've exchanged the time-honored art of compromise for the illusory comfort of polarized certitude.

We don't fix problems; instead, we're satisfied to fix blame.

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