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Article Title

What Role for Civility?

Authors

Bob Gibson

Abstract

Every year recently, Virginians bemoan a loss of civility in a political arena that seems more callous, combative and partisan, less productive and turning churlish. Many view politics in Washington as hopelessly lost into gridlock and cycles of inaction, inattention to serious issues and retribution. Virginians hope that politics at the state level has not sunk as far.

What has happened to trust, civility, and respect in politics as it relates to this past General Assembly session?