By Lee Hamilton
Politicians who insist on purity impede solutions. There ought to be a healthy tension between idealism and realism; we have to find a pragmatic way to combine them. It’s challenging to reach agreement on complicated issues, but it’s necessary to keep the country from coming apart.
If there’s a theme that sets this political season apart, it’s the voters’ utter disdain for most of the people who practice politics. They’re fed up with politicians, they’ve lost faith and confidence in the political elite, and they don’t believe that the realm where politicians ply their craft — government — works.
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