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Civility on life support: Here's your Democracy in Action index as national mud bath enters final days

Civility on life support: Here's your Democracy in Action index as national mud bath enters final days

Almost.

We don’t know what awaits us Wednesday morning and beyond. But we know that the most hostile, vulgar, sensational, depressing, divisive, racially charged and humiliating mud bath many of us have ever witnessed is about to leave a permanent stain on the history books.

The next president of the United States of America will either be someone under a constant cloud of inquiry or someone who, during nationally televised debate spectacles, boasted about the size of his manhood and said he doesn’t pay taxes because he’s smart.

It’ll be a woman, or it’ll be a man who has bragged about groping women.

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