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Iowa caucuses, a subsidy for Iowa's political establishment

Iowa caucuses, a subsidy for Iowa's political establishment

First, kill the Iowa caucuses.

Please note: I didn't say, "Kill the Iowans." I like Iowans, and I like Iowa.

But we need to get Iowa's boot off our neck.

That may be misunderstood, as well. You see, we're not under the heel of all Iowans. If we were, that'd actually be better because that would mean lots of Iowans turned out to vote.

But most don't. As Jeff Greenfield recently noted in Politico, rumors of Iowa's commitment to democratic engagement are wildly overstated. In 2008, a record-shattering 350,000 caucus-goers caucus-went. All the buzz was about...

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