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Nuclear Unicorn

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5. The volatility is a good thing. The last thing we need is a system designed for ossification and the
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 12:00 PM
Nov 2014

protection of incumbents.

band-aid non-reform reform. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #1
Agree... KansDem Nov 2014 #8
Two years keeps congressional representatives tuned into what their constituents want. badtoworse Nov 2014 #2
I agree- I like 2 year terms Lee-Lee Nov 2014 #3
I agree on that too. Jamastiene Nov 2014 #17
Two years keeps congressional reps in permanent campaign/fundraising mode frazzled Nov 2014 #37
Cancel the private money corrupting our elections. Orsino Nov 2014 #4
The volatility is a good thing. The last thing we need is a system designed for ossification and the Nuclear Unicorn Nov 2014 #5
How about starting with something small? DetlefK Nov 2014 #6
It's never been complicated for me goldent Nov 2014 #40
How about the NYT getting cancelled instead? hobbit709 Nov 2014 #7
Actually, I do agree Proud Public Servant Nov 2014 #9
If you 'cancel the midterms,' the 233 republican majority in the House stays in place until 2018! BP2 Nov 2014 #10
No. Arbitrary or random action in general rock Nov 2014 #11
Amend the Constitution and set the terms of Congress and President to four or six years, whichever. Spider Jerusalem Nov 2014 #12
The Tea Party would absolutely love a parliamentary system. Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #13
Do they? Spider Jerusalem Nov 2014 #14
In any parliamentary system, a small party can threaten to bring down the government, Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #20
Gridlock and very slow change were considered a feature, not a bug, in our system. branford Nov 2014 #28
A small party can threaten, they won't get anywhere Spider Jerusalem Nov 2014 #29
You need to look at places like Italy and Germany as well as the UK. Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #30
What "newly-acquired power"? Spider Jerusalem Nov 2014 #31
A party need not necessarily hold many seats to exert significant influence. branford Nov 2014 #33
The Tories won't be in government Spider Jerusalem Nov 2014 #39
A parliamentary system might be good for the Tea Party, but so what? dawg Nov 2014 #21
Yes, there would be plenty of tawdry back-room deals going on. Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #22
The thing is, the people would get what they voted for. dawg Nov 2014 #24
Interesting perspective, but somewhat skewed. branford Nov 2014 #32
If the President has to resort to repeated vetoes for the last two years of his Presidency, he ... dawg Nov 2014 #35
I think the complaints about divided government are vastly overstated, branford Nov 2014 #38
Well, it's all fun and games and checks and balances until we actually default on something. dawg Nov 2014 #41
Is NYT turning into Salon? LittleBlue Nov 2014 #15
I agree LeftInTX Nov 2014 #18
I'm not sure that it's that "wacky". Two years is a very short term for congressmen. Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #23
That is its intent LittleBlue Nov 2014 #25
Elected representatives should always be worrying about reelection. branford Nov 2014 #34
Two years is long enough. Jamastiene Nov 2014 #16
We need something more akin to a parliamentary system. dawg Nov 2014 #19
Citizen to NYT: SomethingFishy Nov 2014 #26
Are you suggesting changes to the First Amendment? nt branford Nov 2014 #36
I like the 2 yr terms. That way, I have a shot of throwing out the ones I don't like. napi21 Nov 2014 #27
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