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.