The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work

Call it a no-compromise compromise:  Democrats use the Republicans to provide their stamp of approval on a portion of their wishlist, then violate the longstanding democratic norms they claim to care so much about by going it alone on the rest.  Even more incredibly, President Biden made this announcement on the very same day he… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work

The bipartisan infrastructure push: This is the way things are supposed to work

From the Compromise of 1790 onward, the American system is built around establishing broad consensus for major issues, passing bipartisan legislation where both parties get something they want.  The result is increased ownership of government programs and less acrimony.  Isn’t that what everyone claims to want for America? Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push: This is the way things are supposed to work