Print Column: Maybe Partisanship Wasn’t Such a Bad Thing


MINOT, N.D. — The modern dysfunctions of American politics are not the product of partisanship but rather a lack of it.

I’m not talking about bipartisanship, a term we use interchangeably with “compromise.”

It is a necessity to governing.

Rare are the moments in our system of government when one political faction can govern without the need for buy-in from opposing factions.

The sort of partisanship I’m talking about are the actual political party structures.

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