Why we should still have faith in Congress

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By Lee Hamilton.
From the perspective of decades, there is good reason to believe that Congress can and will do better.
It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence in both politicians and the institution itself.
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