To My Many Good Republican Readers (only)
I imagine many of my Republican friends will already have seen this "farewell" from one of their fellow Republicans. It expresses - from a former insider - many of the concerns outsiders like me commonly feel.
My hope is that Republicans and Democrats (and other parties too) can rediscover the idea of being partners in the search for the common good ... working from different perspectives that can be vigorously debated, but always holding the same commitment to mutual respect in a healthy political process. We've lost a lot of ground in that search in the last thirty years. We'll find common ground on higher ground.