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Editorial: A challenge

We’re in the midst of convention season, and political partisans on both sides of the aisle are full of venom ready to spit in the face of the presidential candidate of the opposing party.

While some of the bile may be warranted, let’s all try to step back and think about this somewhat dispassionately. On Jan. 20, 2017, barring some extremely unlikely scenario involving the meteoric rise of a third-party candidate, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be standing on the steps of the Capitol building, swearing to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States …”

Are we merely fated to choose the lesser of two evils? Or do we want something more for the leader of the free world?

So, we would like to issue a challenge to our letter writers: Instead of merely writing about how awful, deceitful and downright wrong-headed the opposing candidate may be … make a persuasive case for why your candidate should be elected to the hig...

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