Amen to all of that except your proposal to have Congress choose the president. The verdict of ordinary voters is generally sound; the problem is how gerrymandering & the Electoral College mute & distort their voice. If we chose presidents by a pure popular vote, then neither Dubya nor Trump would have sullied the White House.

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