Month: June 2019

THE UNEXPECTED SHADOW OF 1994, 25 YEARS LATER

This coming November marks 25 years since the so-called Republican Revolution of 1994. A quarter-century after Newt Gingrich led the GOP to take back control of the House of Representatives—after four decades of Democratic control—Washington is still feeling its reverberations. Say what you will about whether Democrats deserved to lose that election, what’s undeniable is that the …

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GERRYMANDERING AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE: WRONG TARGETS FOR REFORM

Sometimes an idea is so logical and sensible that we can’t let it go, no matter how often it proves not to work. Such is the case with continuous calls to end gerrymandering and to reform campaign finance laws. Big money’s corrosive effect on campaigns and gerrymandering’s callous, power-grabbing distortion of neutral political maps are …

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COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDERS IS A LOSING GAME

Joe Biden was badgered by the far left for claiming he planned to find a middle-ground strategy on climate change. That’s not what the activist community wanted to hear. They don’t have any intention of compromising with people for whom climate change isn’t the only issue — no matter whether those people are Republicans or fellow Democrats. So Biden released …

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TEXAS (YES, TEXAS) POINTS THE WAY TO BIPARTISAN ACHIEVEMENTS

Those who say bipartisanship is dead or hopeless should look to Texas. Yes, it’s a Republican-dominated state, but in its recently completed legislative session the GOP House speaker proudly took heat for working closely with Democrats and rebuking far-right groups that assailed him as too accommodating. The results? A record of accomplishments and a roadmap for …

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