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A broken system en route to failureApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Government today is highly pressured and deals with tough, complicated problems. It needs to be able to recruit and retain first-rate talent; you don’t want a second-rate lawyer negotiating a nuclear arms treaty.
Congress must be repaired from withinMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: It is no coincidence that this comes while Congress has developed a taste for so-called “unorthodox lawmaking,” wandering far outside its traditional procedures. That’s why I would argue that as grim as things seem now, there is a fix for what ails Congress.
Where Congress falls short, and where it doesn’tMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Congress, I said, does some things fairly well. Its members for the most part want to serve their constituents and the country. They may be ambitious — it’s hard to be a successful politician if you’re not — but they’re not motivated primarily by personal interest.
An alternative to the imperial presidencyFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: The march toward presidential unilateralism, whether the president is a Democrat or a Republican, dangerously undercuts our constitutional system. Before we give up on the separation of powers, let’s try strengthening Congress.
In new budgeting, the demise of policy, rise of power Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: The budget bill that congressional leaders produced is hardly a triumph. Instead, itís another example of Congressís stubborn determination to deal itself out of the budgeting process.
Trust is a pillar on which government stands Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Trust is essential to our political system and our way of life. The belief that people and institutions will do what they say they will do is the coin of the realm in our society.
Congress still isnít being responsibleDec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Congress is winding down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. Itís a welcome change, but so long overdue that it canít possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year.
Why doesnít Congress aim higher? Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a Dec. 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, weíve been told to keep expectations low.
Dogged journalism a blessing, not a curse Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: At a moment like this, we have to depend more than ever on the curiosity, skill and determination of good reporters to spur the kind of debate we should be having as our society tries to strike the right balance between security and freedom.
Time to fish or cut bait on tax reform Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: We hear plenty from politicians about tax reform, but itís all generalities. They talk about a simpler code or a fairer code or a flatter code, but in truth almost every member of Congress talks in gross generalities about the monstrosity that is the tax code and comes out fervently for reform, without actually taking a stand on the tough issues.
How to improve the road ahead Oct 29, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next yearís elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people.
Itís time for an intervention Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what? Congress is unable to do its job.
A proposal to take the chaos out of war talk Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: As Washington swirls with proposals, counterproposals and political brinkmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. Couldnít President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?
Political gaps not as wide as they appear Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: As a whole, Americans do not want excessive government or heavy-handed bureaucracy, but they do want programs that help them, like Social Security and Medicare. They are dedicated to both individual freedom and opportunity and to community obligation, and they donít see them as mutually contradictory.
What you should know about Congress right nowAug 23, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Deeply unpopular and flagrantly unproductive, Congress is on its August recess right now. It wonít return until Sept. 9, after a five-week recess, leaving itself just a few days to settle issues like raising the debt ceiling and passing a federal budget. Here are some things you should know about where it stands at this stage of the game.
Why governing has become so difficult Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: If you want to know why passing congressional legislation has gotten so difficult, here are two numbers to remember: 5 and 532.
Why trust in U.S. institutions matters Jul 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Americansí lack of confidence in their governing institutions makes correcting most any political or policy problem more difficult. The voters are less open to policy-making or reform, since they donít trust that government can actually solve the issue in front of it.
Congress needs to remember how to make policy Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: Politics is always going to be important, but it ought not dominate lawmakersí actions. They can be politicians at election time, but once they reach Capitol Hill our Constitution expects them to be policymakers and legislators. So do ordinary Americans.
The invisible lawmakers May 26, 2013 12:00 AM
Guest columnist Lee Hamilton: Want to know what's causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here's a hint: it's not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it's a pair of three-year-old laws.
How politics has changed May 3, 2013 12:00 AM
Columnist Lee Hamilton: It's not just the sheer proliferation and aggressiveness of the media that have ratcheted up the intensity of political life. Almost every facet of politics is more complicated and hard-edged. Voters want instant results. Consultants are everywhere. Lobbyists have multiplied and become immeasurably sophisticated at finding ways to get what they want.
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