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Divided Government Means Back to Normal

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Regardless of the final tabulations in House and Senate races this November, President Joe Biden will benefit from one all-but-certain result of the midterm elections.

If, as widely anticipated, Republicans win at least a narrow House majority, the president will finally be able to fulfill the most significant promise of his 2020 campaign: bringing the nation “back to normal.” America will at long last enjoy the divided government that voters have clearly preferred over the last 70 years. In recent history, one-party rule over the White House and both houses of Congress has been the exception, while split partisan authority remains very much the norm. For nearly two-thirds of the time since Harry Truman left the White House (46 of 70 years), our constitutional scheme has allowed chief executives to function with the opposition enjoying at least evenly split authority in at least one House of Congress…Read the full column at NEWSWEEK.com. 

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