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Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Our dysfunctional Senate has lost its deliberative function

Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of deliberation. Both partisans and ideologues are... Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Republicans like campaign money ruling, Democrats don't

Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Supreme Court (correctly) rules that campaigns are speech, too

On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down another limitation on participation in the political process. The decision re-emphasizes this vital principle: The... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Underestimating the intelligence of the American public?

Mostly the Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation: If all you can do is attack your opponent, chances are you have nothing much to sell. Poll after poll shows... Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on federal campaign contributions

The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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