Alex Massie Alex Massie

Broken Washington? Democrats Should Embrace States’ Rights

“Barack Obama, minting a new generation of future cynics.” That was how one friend of mine – a former Hill aide turned Democratic lobbyist – predicted the Obama presidency would unravel. Now, just six months in, my friend’s sardonicism seems well-judged. This isn’t simply a matter of the fatal combination of the dog days of summer and a tortuous battle over healthcare reform (though that’s part of it).

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