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O Democracy, Wherefore Art Thou?
Once upon a time, I truly believed that I had a voice in my government, maybe not directly, but certainly through my elected representatives. Even while my preferred candidate in a particular race didn’t always win, I had more than … Continue reading
Posted in History, Politics Tagged Constitutional convention, gerrymandering, Justice Kennedy, rural states, urban states, Voting 2 Comments
Can a Dysfunctional Government Reinvent Itself?
Like most Americans, I have never found reason to question the notion that our founding fathers, endowed with genius, forged a virtually perfect foundation upon which to create a more perfect union of states and individuals within a republic. Until … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Women Tagged Congress, Constitutional convention, Federalist Papers, gridlock, Pope Francis, Sandford Levinson, U.S. Constitution 12 Comments
Has America Run out of Gas?
Among one of the head-scratchers I’ve heard this political season is the notion that Congress should repeal the health care plan passed earlier this year because – whoever happens to be speaking – just doesn’t understand what’s in it! This … Continue reading
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