Friday Mailbag: The Return of the Mailbag, Wrigley’s Departure, Criticism of Trump, and That Bruce Springsteen Ad

MINOT, N.D. — I haven’t done a mailbag column in a while, and a reader named Olivia called me out on it in a recent email. She likes the format and wants more of it. “For me, comment sections feel too charged, and the element of debate is buried too quickly,” she wrote. “Now more than ever, we need public displays of thoughtful discourse.”

Your wish is my command, Olivia.

I have a lot of thoughtful (and sometimes not-so-thoughtful) correspondence with readers — I spend at least a couple of hours a day on it — and Olivia is right that we need more of that sort of thing out in public. Now more than ever, as so many have lost sense of what it means to disagree without being disagreeable.

As always, if you’d like to correspond with me, shoot an email to rport@forumcomm.com, find me on Facebook, or hit me up at @robport on Twitter. Your submissions may be edited for clarity and brevity.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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