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What Happens When Parties and Elections Change, and Constitutions Don’t

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Yesterday, Ezra Klein summed up the Obama presidency thusly: “Obama [has] pushed more change through the political system than any serious observer expected….[b]ut he’s done it by accepting–and, in many cases, accelerating–the breakdown of American politics. Judged against the rhetoric of his [2008] campaign, his presidency has been both an