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Congress’ inaction due to lack of bipartisans like Charles McC. Mathias

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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Every time Donald Trump celebrates curbing abortion rights, disdains compromising and advocates an “America First” foreign policy provides another window into the 21st-century transformation of the Republican Party. It seems a lifetime since the GOP combined principled conservatives seeking to limit the federal government’s reach with moderates who joined with like-minded Democrats to advance civil rights, protect the environment and forge a bipartisan foreign policy. An epitome of those moderates was Charles McC. (Mac) Mathias, a Frederick native who represented Maryland in the House and Senate from 1961-1987. He played...

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