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Presidential primary chaos: Here we go again

Question: When will the first 2012 presidential primary or caucus take place? Answer: Nobody knows. Nearly four years after the presidential primary chaos of 2008, when both parties vowed never again to undergo a similar scheduling free-for-all, they’re doing it again. We don’t even know when perennial first-out-of-the-gate states like New Hampshire and Iowa will…

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A solution for hyper-partisanship

Intransigent, political polarization has become the ugly, non-productive norm in American politics. For an example, look no further than the virulent, partisan fight over healthcare reform, which passed with not a single Republican vote. What happened to the moderate middle, and what can be done to stem the radicalization of America’s political parties? Phil Keisling,…