Category Archives: political paralysis

This is no way to run a government

I’d like to have a talk with the 12 percent of Americans who still have a favorable view of the U.S. Congress. Unfortunately, I suspect most Americans split the difference, blaming both parties equally for the gridlock that may shut … Continue reading

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What happened to the idea of public service?

Was it always such a quaint concept, the idea that elected officials are supposed to serve and represent the people who elected them? It strikes me as odd that today the notion of representation barely seems to enter the conversation … Continue reading

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