Frida Ghitis: Rep. Marcy Kaptur wished she could be part of bipartisan “unity” caucus to elect GOP speaker. She was chided by House Democratic whip for undermining party unity, Ghitis writes. Party unity and message discipline are mechanisms by which Congress traps itself in dysfunction, she says. Right-wing renegades presented themselves as institutional reformers bent on bringing democracy and transparency back to the legislative process. But that unity proved short-lived after Republicans won control of the House. With too much unity and discipline in one caucus, and too little in the other, neither was able to get things done.
More from OpinionsMore posts in Opinions »
- According to the GOP tax proposal, you will pay more while the wealthy will pay less.
- We should leave the covid origin debate to the experts.
- More than ever, NATO is cohesive. Then again, what about those tanks?
- Drug manufacturers may have widened the availability of naloxone. How come they didn’t?
- DeSantis reveals himself by preventing the offering of an AP Black studies course.