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Does your one vote have any power?

I don’t know if you remember what happened in one Virginia state legislative race last year. I’ll never forget it because it came down to a single vote. One vote, from one person. That one person marked his ballot so … Continue reading

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Why a lot of pundits do not understand our government

And why we do better at this than they do. Because we’re not pundits. We are voters. As one of us, I vote for a representative in the House and for two senators. Pundits who live and work in Washington, … Continue reading

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When my dad penetrated the Kremlin

My father, Nate Fein, died in 1988, mostly of emphysema. He’d smoked most of his life, since he was 7 years old. Before I was born, he was a writer, often of political satire. And perhaps because his parents had … Continue reading

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