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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio A debate at Weber State University today has a not-so-simple theme: How to rinse the poison out of our politics and inject a few drops of decency.
How do we bring out the best in the voters in the age of sound bites and negative spots? Professor Richard Green says the process must stop rewarding the unscrupulous. "We tend to reward the smearing of the character or the name of our political opponents," he said.
Participants include ivory tower thinkers and people in the trenches. "I have to tell you, I'm not optimistic about this at all," Green said.
Green says people should rise up and demand something better out of the political arena.