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September 28, 2013

Shribman: Putting pen to paper to save cursive writing

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Barack Obama signed the health care law that bears his name with a pen. His rivals on Capitol Hill are living for the day one of his successors might employ a pen to sign legislation revoking Obamacare.

So maybe there’s a (ball-) point to this column after all: the identification of one element in American life worthy of bipartisan support. Let’s end the Washington stalemate by uniting to save cursive. A nation’s sense of itself — and the accessibility of its founding documents — depends on it. But if you want to start a petition, please require the signatures to be affixed by pen. It’s the least you can do for your country.

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North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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