Glorified civil servants and the need for massive electoral reform.

This Jonathan Chait article really just hammers home how much some serious electoral and legislative reform would be great for America as a nation. Having a halfway functional legislative branch – one that is less massively unrepresentative of the American people, one without crippling choke points, or one which allowed for genuine coalitions of interest, for example – would go a long way to restoring responsiveness to government. A larger, more active legislature would also begin to diminish the cult of the presidency, which can only be a good thing for our culture and our politics.

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