Washington, Broken
Peter Beinart, in "Why Washington's Tied Up in Knots," presents the usual call from the media for evenhanded solutions [March 1]. His ideas for getting both parties to cooperate are tepid. For government to work, it takes good faith and honorable conduct from everyone in society. Beinart seems to have noticed that the Republicans have stepped out of bounds, but he just can't bring himself to call the foul.
Peter Rosenthal
Charleston, S.C., U.S.

Your article properly identified Republicans as civic saboteurs. But it did not adequately...

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