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Editorial: Heal our nation

While President Trump has refused to concede the election and many of his adherents vow to fight on, President-elect Joe Biden is extending olive branches in all directions.

While recounts will take place in many states where the edge for Biden was razor-thin, it seems unlikely that the apparent results can be reversed. While legal eagles look into allegations of fraud, is it likely that enough can be found to change the result? We suspect not.

While pundits are saying America is divided more deeply than ever, just look around at the reality. The fact is that the great majorities of Americans do live in peace with their neighbors, want to live in peace with their neighbors, and while they may be variously elated or crushed by the election returns, they are ready to move on.

America has a lot of issues that transcend the red and blue, most immediately the coronavirus pandemic which is surging as winter approaches.

Two items of good news arrived this week. Biden is putting t...

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