Will the country survive? Of course, we've survived worse

The country remains a bit shellshocked over the stunning results of the presidential election.

Democrats are wondering is they simply can't wake up from an especially bad nightmare.

Republicans keep pinching themselves to see if they're not in dreamland.

Did Donald Trump really beat Hillary Clinton.

Yes, he did, at least so far as the Electoral College is concerned. Clinton won the popular vote, at last look her margin was nearly 1.5 million votes.

So the guess here is that we will continue to talk about the election and debate whether or not the Republic will survive.

I feel pretty confident it will.

We've been through crises before. Our task is to heal the wounds that threaten to tear us apart.

Like the one we will mark tomorrow.

It's in my weekly Letter From the Editor.