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Our toxic civil and political discourse

Has it really come to this, even here in Wyoming – spiteful, hate-filled words spewing from the mouths or keyboards of those opposed to a particular political action or position?

We first noticed an increase in nasty rhetoric last year during Governor Mark Gordon’s weekly COVID-19 news conferences. On the news conference Facebook feeds, so called interested citizens launched malicious broadsides against the governor, who was trying his best to walk the line between public health officials who wanted to shut everything down in the name of safety and people who fought every restriction tooth and...