Why the Midterms Are Good for Democracy

Getting rid of elections in nonpresidential years is a terrible idea, even if they favor more rabid voters. 
Let's hear it for democracy.

A guest piece in the New York Times today argues against the midterms. Entirely. David Schanzer and Jay Sullivan of Duke University would prefer four-year terms for the House, coordinated with presidential elections, and four- or eight-year terms for the Senate. It's a terrible idea.

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