I welcome back divided government on both the state and national level. While it has problems, it can be no worse than ineffective single-party government.

My advice to the Democrats is to be positive and progressive. Focus on getting legislation passed that improves health care, makes education affordable, and repairs our infrastructure.

I also advise avoiding the negative. Impeaching President Donald Trump is a dead-end road. Instead, use the old-fashioned method: Vote him out in 2020. Don't conduct Republican Benghazi-style investigations. Any investigations should be short, focused and productive. Democrats should take the opportunity to show the American people what can be done by a party willing to govern.

Mark K. Allen, Madison

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