Is representative democracy any better than a pure democracy?
Presidents can use their connection to the voters to bypass reluctant party leaders.
Two candidates for governor stand together, calling for civility among voters.
US politics is becoming characterized more and more by cheating to win instead of working harder to be competitive enough to earn bipartisan votes. It is weakening our Republic.
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.