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Set a time limit on it, for starters

HURRAY FOR Farah Stockman’s “Campaigning against campaigning’’ (Op-ed, Jan. 17). I too am sick and tired of watching Republican candidates stick knives in each other, when they are not jabbing at the president. I do not give a hoot whether it was Elizabeth Warren or Scott Brown who raised an extra million dollars this month. I am outraged, and frightened, that my elected representatives, and especially my president, are spending their precious time electioneering while world issues hang in the balance.

We are a much bigger and more complex nation than England, and we cannot do it all in a month, as the Brits do. But surely we can set a time limit on campaigning. Surely we can decree that campaigns be publicly funded. There must be ways to stop money from buying our democracy, even with the disastrously myopic tilt of the Supreme Court. Why is almost no one talking about this? Won’t someone please point the way?

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