Thanks, Justice O’Connor, for the art of compromise
It’s no surprise that O’Connor devoted herself to civics education after her retirement from the court. She always believed that citizenship demanded compromise and mutual respect.
Civility is still the best policy for Democrats
Once a party has squandered civility, it’s very, very hard to get it back. Republicans are going to be learning that well after Trump has left politics.
Reconfiguring the Senate is a fantasy
Dissatisfaction with this aspect of constitutional design fits in with leftover frustration over the Electoral College in 2016.