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Column: We must talk about the turmoil to heal it

Editor’s note: This column ran in USA Today on Thursday.

Our American family is experiencing turmoil we have not seen in a generation.
Two weeks ago, a tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were killed and seven more wounded, closed a disturbing week that began with the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castille. Then, early this past Sunday, three Baton Rouge police officers were ambushed and killed.

Poll

Should special interest groups, like those for and against the incorporation of Indian Land, be allowed at polling locations?

Yes. They should be allowed to request signatures from voters by the poll entrance before they vote.
7% (6 votes)
Yes, but they should only be allowed to talk to voters at the poll entrance after they vote.
4% (4 votes)
Yes, but they should be 200 feet away from the poll entrance at all times.
26% (23 votes)
No. These groups should use other avenues to persuade voters and gather signatures.
63% (57 votes)
Total votes: 90

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