Voting Isn’t the Be-All, End-All of American Democracy

The upcoming elections will do more than determine the makeup of Congress, statehouses and city councils. They surely will generate another round of hand-wringing about low voter turnout and, in turn, the sorry state of American democracy. In fact, the hand-wringing has already begun. A recent op-ed […]

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Just Scrap the Debt Limit

With Congress engaged in partisan warfare over whether to raise the federal debt limit, jeopardizing the government’s ability to pay its bills in the coming days, lawmakers should take a much bolder step: Scrap the debt limit altogether. The debt limit is worse than useless. It’s dangerous. […]

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