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Angela Merkel

Stop the one-sided rhetoric

Stop the one-sided rhetoric

Jules Witcover's venomous partisan rant wallows in the mud in keeping with the radical factions that have driven the country toward insurrection ("In Trump's odious campaign there is a civics lesson," Oct. 31). For decades, U.S. citizens have slowly marginalized the two primary parties with registered independents now accounting for about 44 percent of the voting population while 30 percent are now registered as Democrats and 26 percent as Republicans. Cutting to the chase, radical rhetoric excites a shrinking segment of the population.

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