Make Voting Harder? No, Let’s Make Running Harder

As Republicans make voting more difficult, we should protect the nation by creating basic standards for who can run for office

Political sign in yard, in red, white and blue, “Any Functioning Adult, 2020.” (Photo by Jyll Swearingen.)

A few years ago, I groused to some friends that I could pull together a better U.S. senate. I could, I thought, in a couple of hours, just selecting from my colleagues.



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Kirk Swearingen

Half a lifetime ago, Kirk Swearingen graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. His work has most recently appeared in Salon.