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The horrific Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia this week set off some predictable uncertainty about what exactly had happened-a reckless motorman? An inadequate track? A missing mechanical device? Some combination of them all?-and an even more vibrant set of arguments about the failure of Americans to build any longer for the common good. Everyone agrees that our rail system is frail and accident-prone: one tragedy can end the service up and down the entire path from Boston to Washington, and beyond, for days on end. Comment?
This week, as the Democratic National Committee was preparing to announce that Philadelphia will host the Party's 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton's still undeclared Presidential campaign was running into a media squall about money-two of them, actually. First, David Brock, the conservative activist turned liberal activist, resigned from Priorities USA Action, a big money-raising group that is supporting Clinton, and accused the group of taking part in an " orchestrated political hit job " on two other pro-Clinton groups that Brock is involved with. Comment?
Here's an important fact about the momentous break with Revolutionary-era republicanism that marks the start of American democracy: it took place two hundred years ago today. Its cradle was not Philadelphia or Boston, and its architects were not statesmen or intellectuals. Comment?
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