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Guest Editorial: Support for Ukraine and Democracy Must Be Bipartisan

As I watched Russian troops march across the Ukrainian border in an unprovoked war that immediately made the world less safe for our kids and grandkids, I thought about the words of a World War I veteran from Great Falls named Mike Mansfield, spoken in the days after Hitler invaded Poland in 1939:

"Democracy-as we know it, understand it, and love it-is today facing a challenge to its continuance. This challenge must be met, met by all who believe fundamentally in the process and [who] love the freedom and the responsibilities of democracy."

What Mansfield meant is that democracy is fragile. In...