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January 8, 2015 at 7:05 AM

A new Congress: Stalling is not a surprise

I smiled when I saw the headline “Rancor and stalling on Congress’ first day” [Nation & World, Jan. 6]. How epically non-surprising! This is the kind of Congress we get when the “majority of a minority” of eligible voters cast their ballots. The spinelessness of the Democrats is largely responsible: It dove-tailed perfectly with the…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: Congress, Democrats, Michael Spence

April 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

McCutcheon v. FEC: Democracy is now dead

Ruling loosens reins on political donations” [Nation & World, April 2] should have been titled “Ruling severs reins …” The U.S. Supreme Court has done the nation a great favor: finally removing any doubt that our democracy is dead. What a huge relief. No longer do the vast majority of Americans need to cling…


Comments | More in Campaign finance, U.S. Supreme Court | Topics: campaign finance, Free speech, McCutcheon v. FEC