Witch hunts continue to incite citizens

play review /// ‘The Crucible’

REPENT, SINNER—From left are Hayley Georgeanne Cariker, Jim Seerden, Samantha Green, Bill Walthall, Scott Blanchard and Sharyn Grose in “The Crucible” playing at Camarilo Skyway Playhouse. Courtesy of Laura Comstock

Cries of “witch hunt!” have been in the news for the past couple of years, but many people probably don’t know the origins of the accusation. If you think it comes from “The Wizard of Oz” or “Wicked,” you’re way off base.

Witch- phobia dates back to at least the Middle Ages. In...

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