You Say You Want A Devolution
Different time; same tune.
12:00 AM, Apr 29, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
Not long after the Republicans thumped the Democrats in the 1994 congressional elections, the late New York Times writer R. W. Apple Jr. channeled the Beatles White Album with a piece titled, “You Say You Want a Devolution.”
Apple defended consolidating power in Washington. But now, like then, support for a more muscular federal Leviathan is in a downtrend. The Scorekeepers now want “devolution” in power. If Republicans embrace the tide and promote more state-based solutions, it probably means a “Hard Days Night” this November 2 for those with ambitions to grow Washington’s size, power, and influence.
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