It is likely, though not certain, that Hillary Clinton will win on Tuesday. But even if she does, here is what must be said of American politics in 2016: We came within inches of electing Donald J. Trump president of the United States of America. We did this even knowing exactly what he stood for, exactly what he had threatened to do, exactly what kind of man he was.
And it is shameful. We have to work hard now, to turn our fellow countrypersons away from hate. We have to point it out when it's practiced, and not shut it out - but shut it down through changes of heart.