A need for discourse

Local teenager reflects on Beartrap election forum


August 5, 2020

Dana Davis

Two Republican United States Senate candidates, Bryan Miller and Donna Ricer, take turns answering questions. From left, Bryan Miller (R - Sheridan) and Donna Rice (R - Casper).

In modern America, political contention is nearly impossible to avoid. From family gatherings to the workplace, politics can often lead to gladiatorial-like spats. However, in these heated debates, it can be found that misinformation runs rampant and political discourse is impossible. 

This past Thursday, the Saratoga Sun hosted a political forum for candidates running for a variety of Wyoming offices.  I have to admit that I knew almost nothing about these candidates before I attended this event. While I had assumed the basics of the platforms they were running for, (this is Wyoming afte...

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