To the editor:

We are experiencing tremendous heat. The high temperatures bring an increase in anger and violence. When we mix this with the rhetorical heat of the political season, we have a potent mix for harm.

To the editor:
We are experiencing tremendous heat. The high temperatures bring an increase in anger and violence. When we mix this with the rhetorical heat of the political season, we have a potent mix for harm.
Let’s try to be good role models for the youth in our community. Let’s show them what it looks like when adults choose to keep their cool and treat one another with dignity and kindness. Am I suggesting that we downplay our differences? I certainly am not! Passionate public discourse is vital to a healthy community. However, let’s make sure we are not treating our opponents as enemies. Let’s treat everyone as if they are intelligent, decent and loving. Let’s keep our cool in the heat.