Whitman & Torricelli: Why we need a 3rd political party in New Jersey | Opinion

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By Christine Todd Whitman and Robert Torricelli Few sober observers of America today dispute the view that hyper-partisan extremism is ruining the country. The crude bargaining over the elevation of Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker, the shameless responses to the first of several possible Trump indictments, and the impending, entirely artificial crisis over the debt ceiling are each symptoms of a zero-sum, two-party electoral system. Time and again, two-party gamesmanship takes precedence over solving public problems, compromise is punished, and coalitions are disincentivized. But all is not lo…

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