Tim Pawlenty at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Even before the pandemic, there was a great deal of fear and anger stirring in America. Massive demographic, cultural and technological change — combined with a growing sense of economic injustice — severely stressed America’s common understandings and fabric. Many understandably feared being left behind — while others were angry over feeling not included in the first place. The American fabric may be frayed, but it’s not yet completely torn. It can be repaired, but we need to find ways to work together.