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#168: The Theater of Forgiveness

Happy Thursday, loyal readers — and a warm welcome to our 31 new subscribers! Tuesday’s election did
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#168: The Theater of Forgiveness
By Mark Isero • Issue #168 • View online
Happy Thursday, loyal readers — and a warm welcome to our 31 new subscribers! Tuesday’s election did not offer our country a clear path forward. Our divisions remain deep. This week’s issue, which features great articles on religion, racial terrorism, voting rights, immigration, and gun violence, explores the power of legacy. Can we as Americans learn and grow from our past? Or is our history embedded in our cultural DNA? I hope you find all four pieces illuminating, but if you have time to read just one, I recommend the lead article on forgiveness. It will move you.
+ Subscriber Contest Update: This week’s contest was a hard-fought nail-biter! In the end, Denise prevailed, recruiting eight new subscribers. Sad runners-up were Erin (7) and Jonathan (6). Congratulations, Denise, and enjoy your coveted Highlighter Mug! This week, we’re changing things up: You get one raffle ticket for each person you bring into our community, and then we’ll see who wins the drawing. When you spread the word, be sure to share this link so new subscribers can type in your name for credit. With your help, we’ll reach our goal of 100 new subscribers this month!

The Theater of Forgiveness
The Ghosts of Greenwood
Here’s loyal reader Marni hugging her dog Indie with all her might. A subscriber for more than three years, Marni likes reading The Highlighter on the big screen. “It’s the only way!” she says. (This is Indie’s third appearance. See #29 and #116.)
Here’s loyal reader Marni hugging her dog Indie with all her might. A subscriber for more than three years, Marni likes reading The Highlighter on the big screen. “It’s the only way!” she says. (This is Indie’s third appearance. See #29 and #116.)
The Border and the History of Racialized Violence in America
The Ultimate Good Guy With a Gun
+ Reader Annotations: Loyal reader Nicki wrote this about “The Legacy of Living With Guns,” last week’s stand-out article:
I was moved throughout Sara’s story as she shared her experiences with PTSD and depression, her relationship with her father and guns, and her fascination with Sarah Winchester. Although I am a Bay Area native, I have yet to visit the Winchester Mystery House. Now I have an additional reason to go!
I want to go, too! — let’s make it a Highlighter field trip. Anyone want to join us? Let me know.
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