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We focus on how a trustworthy system can reduce the frustration that tempts populist, authoritarian, and anti-establishment solutions. Thus, our material will not repeat the same old boring Boston Tea-Party, checks-and-balances stuff you got in high-school. We show why and how the rules of the game matter, and how each of us can have a role in getting the rules right.

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Connecting the Dots

Pundits haven’t yet fully connected the dots in front of them. Yes, presidential use of national emergency powers to spend money on things that Congress chose not to authorize is against the Article 1 of Constitution. Here is the other dot: the choice of president became more consequential as the Office of the President became more powerful. This trend explains why election campaigns have been fought ever more viciously – by politicians and citizens alike.

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Time to Restore Big Tent Politics

In times that strain our system of checks and balances, trying for more party purity – meaning moving the two major parties even further apart – is the wrong way to go. Instead, it is time to restore big tent politics.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

In a democracy, people need to trust that they will...

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