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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Our Domestic Political Quandary on Russia

Our Domestic Political Quandary on Russia

By Wayne Merry |

Among the casualties of American presidential politics is the prospect of improved relations with Russia.
The absence of basic civility – on both sides – in the public rhetoric between Washington and Moscow mirrors the political vitriol of the American presidential contest.  As a citizen of the Great Republic (a traditional phrase I employ without embarrassment), I am deeply concerned with both.
I sat among the audience in St. Louis for the “town hall” second debate between the major party candidates.  Often, I turned my eyes away from the stage.  The most pertinent question of the evening came early from a local resident who expressed concern that the contest for the highest office in the land might not be fit for family viewing or exposure to children.

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