Ms Evans does a nice job of explaining where we are and how we got here.
I made a call for civility here not too long ago, and it appears, with few exceptions, we have gotten better. But her conclusion gives little hope – IMHO. “It may take a new generation to restore common courtesy and decency to American politics once again.” I am reminded of the song “YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT” from South Pacific. If the new generation is being taught by our actions today, the hope is dim. If they are taught to think for themselves and understand the importance of getting along with EVERYONE as best possible, then the level of hope increases.