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Chris Van Hollen

Don't discount the power of local legislators

Don't discount the power of local legislators

My family and I attended a recent Maryland Democratic town hall in Silver Spring. We came excited to brave the cold and hear from Rep. Jamie Raskin and Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin. However, we left genuinely disappointed. I do fully appreciate the need for showing solidarity and lifting the collective spirits of those in the majority of voters who preferred someone other than President Donald Trump. However, campaign speeches in lieu of actionable recommendations may get cheers, but they won't get results.

If the political left learns anything over the next four years it will be the value of decentralized authority. The mechanisms that we derided and belittled when...