Saturday 17 March 2018

Divided America must reunite after bitterness of election

This campaign was more dispiriting than uplifting, marked by nasty bipartisan warfare

Every Monday morning, rain or shine, my five-year-old daughter, Caoimhe, enters her kindergarten classroom, puts her tiny hand on her heart, faces the star-spangled banner and pledges allegiance to the flag of America.

Tomorrow afternoon, in front of adoring parents and higher grade students, Caoimhe and her 17 pint-sized classmates will climb on to the school stage and sing patriotic songs with lyrics they barely understand, in a tribute to America's armed forces for next Monday's Veterans Day bank holiday.

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