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Edit: Time To Move To The Center

If there’s one point of consensus, one place where we can agree, it’s this: By Tuesday, this election season had gone on long enough. Perhaps there a few dissenters and holdouts — perhaps the same sort of people who yearn for a longer appointment at the dentist or a longer line at the grocery store. For most of us, though, the 2012 election will be not soon forgotten, but not much missed. It was a long, cantankerous ride of an election. Costly and caustic, its tenor reflecting the tension of the times. And reflecting our divisions. On Tuesday, a sharply divided America elected a president. On Tuesday, a sharply divided Idaho chose a course of public education in the state. And today, on the first day after that long election, where do we go from here? We hope we go somewhere often overlooked during campaign season. To that place where, during governing season, solutions are most likely found. To the center/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Are you as sick of the extremes in our politics as I am?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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