The following is from the New York Times: "Many (Democrats and Republicans) despise each other, and to a degree that political scientists and pollsters say has gotten significantly worse over the last 50 years. ... Members of the two parties are more likely today to describe each other unfavorably ... even as unsuitable marriage material."
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- It took nearly a year and a half, but a Fergus Falls man who paddled a giant pumpkin from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn., in October 2016 officially is the World’s Greatest Pumpkin Paddler. Rick Swenson made the epic voyage Oct. 15, 2016, and received official notification Tuesday morning, June 12, that his 26-mile paddle has earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest distance ever paddled in a pumpkin.
History has been kind to President Gerald Ford's pardon of President Richard Nixon, which happened only a month after Nixon resigned from the presidency. That was not true at the time —1974. Nor was it true two years later, when the the pardon played a big role in Ford's losing to Jimmy Carter in 1976. Ford's clemency was a "profoundly unwise, divisive and unjust act" that shattered the new president's "credibility as a man of judgment, candor and competence," the New York Times editorialized after the pardon.