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Old 02-14-2010, 11:16 PM
jeffpeterson jeffpeterson is offline
 
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Default Re: Fixing Our Broken System (Lawrence Lessig & Ezra Klein)

Yep, a huge piece of liberal legislation fails to pass on a partisan basis owing to unpopularity reflected in three statewide elections in blue territory (or that Obama turned blue), so this must portend deep structural problems in American democracy. Makes sense to me, couldn't indicate anything else. (As to the real problem that Lessig's piece points out, that of Congress focusing the majority of its attention on fund-raising, the solution isn't the public funding that Lessig and Klein favor, but the removal of individual limits on contributions to candidates while requiring immediate disclosure of gifts above whatever level seems to be the threshold for exerting undue influence -- perhaps as low as the current limit on individual contributions.)
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