01/06/2017: McArdle on Removing Democratic Norms

Each procedural hack slightly undermines the legitimacy of the system as a whole, and makes the next hack more likely, as parties give up on the pretense that winning an election confers the right to govern, and justify their incremental power grabs by whatever the other party did last.

Megan McArdle, BloombergView, Jan. 1, 2017

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