Our reporting on the Republicans' loss of the U.S. Congress examined what the triumph of moderates and pragmatists will mean for the country's policies. Many readers were eager to bid good riddance to scandals and a faltering war strategy, while others remained wary or skeptical of any bipartisan gain

Re "Reaching for the Center" [Nov. 20]: The American people used the power of the vote to boot the corrupt, ideologically blinkered, full-of-themselves Republicans out of their congressional majorities. Our Founding Fathers were skeptical of the notion that seemingly virtuous politicians would always govern wisely. The founders...

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