A thinker, not a robot

The Alaskan Republican Party's censure of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, and now ousting her as a GOP candidate in next year's election displays the worst traits of party politics.

It's no wonder that Congress is battling such partisanship and why little is accomplished unless a single party controls both houses of Congress and the White House.

If a Senator or Congressman is obligated to vote the party line on every issue, regardless of what the U.S. Constitution says or better yet, what common sense dictates, then we may...


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