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Fixing government: Kurt Andersen on getting Republicans and Democrats to work together

Through one crisis after another, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have proven themselves incapable of working together. Why? Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s “Studio 360,” says it’s because lawmakers from different parties have grown increasingly distant from one another. To fix that, Andersen proposes requiring members of Congress to spend a minimum number of days together in Washington, D.C. As Andersen put it: “Members of Congress who now fly in and out for their two or three nights every week or two just aren’t in the position to compromise with these strangers from the other party.”

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