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GOP Congress: Faith Over Facts; Politics Over Policy

 

December 11, 2017



The Republican Party is in the D.C. driver’s seat, having majorities in both House and Senate, along with having the presidency, with all of its institutional strength, and the vice president to break tie votes in the Senate.

Such singular dominance over procedure provides the opportunity for excess. We’ve seen it time and again at the federal and the state level. Extreme political positions become the norm when there are no checks within the system. When one side of the political spectrum can make things happen with impunity just because they “can do it,” bad things often happe...



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