The Politics We Need

BALANCING PUBLIC GOODS & PRIVATE INTERESTS

Across America candidates are lining up for the next round of House and Senate elections in 2006. Republicans are trying to maintain the momentum built up over years of civic action, but their party struggles with the costs of victory. There is no place to hide when you control all three branches of the federal government and much of the backdrop of lobbyists, experts, and media who shape public life. The country is, more or less, in...

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David O'Brien is University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Dayton.