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THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE WANTS TO REFORM DEMOCRACY. IT’S NOT A PANACEA — BUT IT’S A START.

THE NEW Democratic majority House gaveled in on Thursday with reform on its agenda — not so much of policy but of democracy itself. Admirably, the majority aims both to repair House rules and to improve the functioning of democratic institutions more broadly. Given the coarsening discourse and widening polarization, the challenge is immense. House …

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Editorial: Budget showdown points to lack of moderate leaders

September 30, 2013 Monday ended up being an ugly round of dueling faceoffs in Washington, so there is plenty of confusion over what will happen next in the latest budget battle. That includes over the upcoming debt ceiling fight. But what is clear is that partisans who represent the never-give-an-inch Right and the unbending Left …

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OUR OPINION: No Labels: A refreshing step in right direction

August 25, 2013 Amidst the noise, the posturing and the bitter partisanship, one hopeful sign has begun to emerge in Washington, D.C. Pledging a new attitude about meeting our nation’s challenges, No Labels formed in 2010 with goals of mobilizing Americans, building trust across the political divide and encouraging bipartisan cooperation in our nation’s capital. …

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Our View: Thompson’s ‘No Labels’ affiliation is good news

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson has stellar conservative credentials. A third-term congressman, he’s a Republican from Howard Township in Centre County, a little more than 20 miles from State College. He supports the rights of gun owners, opposes abortion and supports repeal of Obamacare. But Thompson, who represents about a third of the land mass in …

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