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Editorial: Bipartisanship is possible in a number of policy areas in the next Congress

WE WOULD say that it’s conventional wisdom that Washington is paralyzed by partisan conflict — but that term would not adequately express how deeply this pessimistic view has embedded itself in the political culture. Like many widely held beliefs, “Washington is broken” has a basis in reality, and then some. Only a truly blithe optimist would deny that obstacles to legislative compromise are formidable, or that they will persist no matter who wins Tuesday’s elections.

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WE WOULD say that it’s conventional wisdom that Washington is paralyzed by partisan conflict — but that term would not adequately express how deeply this pessimistic view has embedded itself in the political culture. Like many widely held beliefs, “Washington is broken” has a basis in reality, and then some. Only a truly blithe optimist would deny that obstacles to legislative compromise are formidable, or that they will persist no matter who wins Tuesday’s elections.

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Editorial: Bipartisanship is possible in a number of policy areas in the next Congress

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