OPINION: Short-Sighted Mudslinging Leaves Our Democracy on Life Support

On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, I am hopeful and pray leaders of all stripes, but especially Mr. Trump, conduct themselves in a manner that helps repair the serious divides, damage and brokenness in our body politic. I also hope they look at the long-term interests of our democracy, and not the short-term advantages of political wins. Athletes through the ages have looked for advantages and done things to help them put themselves in the b...