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Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing. The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both...

 

Where Congress falls short ... And where it doesn't

At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view. Congress, I said,...

 

Balancing liberty and security is never-ending challenge

Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties. Recently, it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U.S. and Britain have been snagging personal data...

 

Congress still isn't being responsible

Congress wound down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year. The problem is...

 

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