"Frustration alone won’t change the two-party system" by Professor Max Stearns

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Published in The Hill 8/6/22

With considerable fanfare, former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang joined with moderate Republicans, including former New Jersey Governor  to announce a new centrist political party, Forward. The goal is laudable — to avoid the increasingly dire choices of two parties, each catering to the demands of their strident base.

But absent serious structural change, Forward’s mission can’t succeed. Commentators note the risk of Forward fracturing the Democratic Party, benefiting Trump’s Republican Party in the upcoming midterms, or worse, the 2024 general election ... 

Read the complete essay in The Hill.

Max Stearns is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law. His forthcoming book Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2024.