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Even the meaning of freedom divides

May 31, 2020 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

So here is the tragedy that is the twin of the tragedy of the virus: Even on the question that defined America - the quest for freedom - Americans today are irredeemably divided.

The last several weeks have been hard, the last week perhaps the hardest. Feeling more confined than confident, Americans nonetheless itched to get out, on bike trails, amid neighborhood streets, in stores, at picnic groves, by the shore or lakeside. And it was at those venues - trails, streets, stores, groves, sh...