The Plan That Beats No Plan (U.S. News & World Report)


“The country is on cruise control headed for a cliff while we all squabble in the back seat,” writes Dartmouth’s Charles Wheelan ’88 in a U.S. News & World Report opinion piece.

Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences and a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, offers his plan for fixing the U.S. political system. Step one: “Build a movement of pragmatic problem solvers who are fed up with the partisan dysfunction. Define what it means to be a centrist in America and get 50 states’ worth of those folks to flex their muscles.”

The plan is “not theoretical,” says Wheelan. “It’s called the Centrist Project Voice and it started last week,” says Wheelan.

Read the full opinion piece, published 7/14/14 by U.S. News & World Report.

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