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Can Biden be a Disruptor?

August 28th, 2015 No Comments

Taken together, these three disruptions — a single term, Warren in waiting, and a better job for Hillary — would create enough mischief to drive turn-out….

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Supreme Court Prefers Self-Governance

July 3rd, 2015 5 Comments

If Roberts chooses to celebrate the Constitution, he may find comfort in its preamble. His court can play a significant role to “ensure domestic tranquility.”

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Has “Lesser of Two Evils” Stopped Working (for Democrats)?

November 20th, 2014 3 Comments

Attack ads proliferate because they work. Their short-term effects have been well-documented, but what about the long-term consequences on society? What if voter apathy affects liberals more?

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Which Votes Should be Secret?

March 28th, 2014 No Comments

Knowing less about our representatives would be worth it, because lobbyists and political donors also would know less. Politicians could take their money, promise to repay that generosity with allegiance, and then silently do otherwise. Lobbyists would hate that.

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Lawn Sign Democracy

November 8th, 2013 1 Comment

It’s time to admit that voting in America has become a quaint formality, like kissing Grandma after Thanksgiving dinner. You have to do it, and you have to look like you mean it, at least to her.

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Boehner on the Hot Seat

October 18th, 2013 1 Comment

The deal would require no Republican support, demolish the Hastert Rule, revive bipartisan solutions, marginalize the Tea Party, and put Boehner back in the business of legislating.

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Portland Leads With Their (Skeptical) Noses

May 24th, 2013 No Comments

That’s becoming quaint, as government races toward omniscience. Virtually everything is knowable, but only in retrospect. Behind the twin shields of state secrets and national security, government power is compounding itself.

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With 2020 Vision, the President Can Claim the Decade

September 9th, 2011 No Comments

Within a decade, let’s reduce the American work week to 32 hours, and bring millions back into the work force. The president’s political opponents want smaller government. Can they campaign against three-day weekends?

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