Kate Riley in her column “How to fix the American political system from within” [Opinion, Nov. 8] proposed that the top-two primary would get the U.S. around the recent political gridlock. I disagree. Our political problems are much deeper and may require more radical change. The real problem is having a bipartisan political system….More
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The Times endorsed the Republican candidate for the 5th Legislative District, Position 2, because of his so-called “moderation” and “experience” [“Magendanz a clear choice for 5th District,” Opinion, Jule 2]. The endorsement begs the broader question: The extremist Republicans who control the state Senate have caused the state to reach gridlock, not unlike what’s…More
Senators got the job done We should thank the state Senate bipartisan majority for getting a budget passed and holding the line on new taxes. [“Tax breaks instrumental in reaching deal on budget,” NW Sunday, June 30.] The senators showed courage to make hard cuts that are needed. The leaders were able to put party politics…More