I have an idea for how we can get a campaign-finance-reform bill enacted into law. This is a big idea. Try to listen carefully. I don't come up with a big idea all that often. I want you to keep in mind two facts. One is that the Republicans control Congress. The other is that Bill Clinton is publicly committed to campaign-finance reform, at least during the day. (At night he's at fund raisers, where he believes that access buying is a constitutional right roughly equivalent to the free exercise of religion.) Under my plan, the campaign-finance-reform legislation that is passed...

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