Opinion / Jul. 20, 2017 9:33am EDT
I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even.---------------------------------------------------------------------
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BLOOMINGTON – A lot of people want what I do from the media and feel they’re not getting it: More facts and fewer opinions; more investigative reporters and fewer pundits; more substance and less fluff; more policy exploration and less politics. I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even.
The truth is, in the face of this teeming, complicated, diverse society, our political institutions have performed inadequately. But if we’re not just to throw in the towel and declare representative democracy a noble failure, then we have to restore Americans’ faith in the processes of government. To do this, we have to pursue a range of reforms and goals, some of which will require years of concerted effort to achieve. • Broad-based economic growth, for instance, will be crucial.
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