National Post View: What we’d like to see in 2016


As we look forward with queasy trepidation to the year 2016 in public affairs, we have a few suggestions for making it more productive and less off-putting. They may be neither original, nor in some cases worldly. But they are needed.

To begin with the most naive, and least original, we would like a more courteous tone in politics. We realize that partisan ruthlessness and low intellectual tone are a chronic feature of politics because they work — up to a point. But so does decency.

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