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Letter: Politics about shock value these days

Letter: Politics about shock value these days

I was recently asked by a friend what politics is about these days. After several days of thinking, I believe the answer is shock value.

Take Donald Trump. A seemingly regular political candidate has now caused the Republican convention to become more popular than Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Donald Trump’s equivalent on the left seems to be Bernie Sanders, whose open use of the normally taboo word “socialist” has caused mass rallies across the nation.

Could it be that the American people are now sick of the political establishment? Hopefully not.

Seth Dowell

Kennewick

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