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Raasch: Through the memories of a late president, a yearning for civility, decency

Dec 06, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

WASHINGTON - The plainly emotional funeral for the late President George Herbert Walker Bush exposed a yearning in the American spirit right now, that for a plain and simple decency.

In the hashtag shorthand of the age, call it "#MakeAmericaDecentAgain."

The yearning was in every speech and sermon. It was in every image and commentary. It was palpable and present in the front row of the Washington National Cathedral, where the current president and first lady, and past presidents and...