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Bring back the draft?

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For all the Veterans Day observances, I'm left wondering if the rest of us have enough skin in the game.  In my most ...
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We need a Toyota of American politics

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I'm now blogging at US News & World Report on Centrist-related topics. My first post compares our current politic...
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It's Come to This

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch opted not to endorse any candidate in the Virginia governor's race for the first time "in...
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Governing Independently

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Lunch with Ken Block is an experience. I swung through Rhode Island this  summer, and made a point of visiting the fo...
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The Plaintive Cry of a Traditional Republican

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John G. Taft, relative of President William Howard Taft and grandson of Senator Robert Taft, wrote a wonderful op-ed ...
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California suggests hope for institutional reform

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Some policy wonks (like me) have been looking at institutional reforms as a way to ease Congressional gridlock.  Two ...
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Esquire and NBC probe the American political center

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It's bigger than you think.  And more interesting.  The results of their poll are here.  The pollsters write:   "An e...
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A Centrist idea for the budget impasse

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My Dartmouth colleague Russ Muirhead and I have proposed the following relatively simple compromise in an op-ed in Po...
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The People Are Speaking: 60% Want a New Third Party

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What more can I say?  A new Gallup Poll finds that a solid majority of Americans feel that the Republicans and Democr...
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