I’ll be seventy years old in May. The first time I voted was in 1972; my ballot was enthusiastically cast for George McGovern as an act of opposition to Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War. I since have considered only a few elections to be really important. One was in 1982 to prevent Ronald Reagan from controlling Congress. Another was in 1996, more to stop Newt Gingrich than reelect Bill Clinton. …

Edward Hamburg

Edward Hamburg serves on the boards of directors of high technology companies. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

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