2016 Elections

Why Democrats Fixate on Glass-Steagall

"Bring it back" is nonsense, but it's understandable why the candidates say it.

Bringing an old idea to the stage.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Fun fact: During the 1943 professional football season, the World War II draft had so depleted the ranks of football players that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles were forced to unite their teams into a joint production that became colloquially known as “the Steagles.” In a heartwarming turn, this plucky band of men went on to one of the winningest seasons in the history of Pennsylvania football. That was, alas, their only season; the next year each city fielded its own team, and the proud name of the Steagles retreated into history.

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