Editorial Board

One Road to Republican Success

Now is an ideal time to invest in America's deteriorating public works. Republicans should seize the chance.

Dig, if you will, a picture: Republicans, basking next month in the glow of victory, draw up a few broadly reasonable civic goals for the new Congress and agree to achieve them without doing anything dumb. Spending to shore up the country's public works -- bridges, ports, the electric grid -- should be near the top of their list.

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