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If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Washington's incompetence is perplexing, given America's aspiration, in every other endeavor, to be innovative and best in its class. Yet when it comes to politics, the U.S. historically cannot deliver decisiveness, transparency, accountability, or alignment with the public interest.

How to Fix America's Gridlock

Diane M. Francis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

The midterm elections loom but everyone knows what the outcome will be: gridlock, gridlock and more gridlock. That's because the U.S. system is based on a 227-year-old prototype (circa 1787) that badly needs a refresh to match the efficiency and transparency that characterizes other, superior government systems.

There's nothing nuclear about the nuclear option

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Harry Reid and Senate Democrats made waves last week when they detonated the "nuclear option." Thanks to this change in Senate rules, ending debate on...

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

We Need More Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.