Is there a chance we could dial back the vitriol? Cursing and insults are on the rise again, pity we can't turn either into a clean fuel source. Likewise making a joke of your opponent's name is a schoolyard ploy showing a lack of maturity. The most disturbing thing about these is that I'm seeing it more and more often from those who are otherwise making intelligent points. It's not enhancing anything; quite the opposite. I know that politics is an ugly messy business at the best of times but I'd at least like to see our discussion of it rise above the cafeteria food fight. Too much to ask?