Two ideas that might improve the political discourse going on of late.

 One: It would be great if political advertising had to conform to the Federal Trade Commission’s Truth in Advertising laws, which require that “claims in advertising must be truthful, cannot be deceptive or unfair, and must be evidence-based.”

 Two: Would someone please work on a “Pinocchio pill,” which we would require that all politicians take daily, and would cause their noses to grow each time they told a lie?

Doug Zlatin

Falmouth