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Mon Jan 25, 2021, 09:13 PM

Opinion: Why the Trump impeachment trial is crucial

How does a country recover from four years of virulent acrimony? The urgent need to heal America's divisions, to "end this uncivil war," stood at the center of President Joe Biden's stirring inaugural speech. He implored Americans to "open our souls instead of hardening our hearts."

The sentiment is not just lofty and moving, it is pragmatic and necessary. A country that cannot resolve its disagreements peacefully cannot succeed. A nation that cannot come together to tackle grave crises is inevitably destined to grow weaker.

But winged words, appeals to national unity and national greatness, however inspiring, do not erase the reality of a country so divided that not only have political leaders in Washington found it increasingly difficult to work together in a time of crisis, but across the land, family members and former friends have grown apart over political differences.

And now, a country with more urgent problems than it has front burners, is about to live through yet another jaw-clenching experience. With the House of Representatives formally delivering to the Senate the article of impeachment against former president Donald Trump on Monday evening, the clock starts ticking toward a February 9 trial sure to raise the temperature that only just started coming down after Trump, the chief stoker of flames, at last exited the stage.



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Mon Jan 25, 2021, 09:32 PM

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