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President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 5. (Carolyn Kaster/AP). The far right wants to eliminate what it considers the vestigial organs of government, including the Education, Commerce and Energy departments. The far left wants to Abolish ICE. They’re both thinking too small. What America really needs to do — and what might actually receive strong bipartisan support — is to Abolish Congress. Sure, you might argue that the legislative branch has critical responsibilities, endowed by our sacred Constitution. Congress is an equal branch of government that provides checks and balances on the other branches. Without Congress, you might ask,... Full story

19 February