IF YOU'RE like most Americans, you don't think much of Congress.
More than 70 percent of us routinely disapproves of the way Congress handles its job. Some of us are repelled by the blind partisanship that dominates Capitol Hill. Others detest the obsession with fundraising. Many of us chafe at the fact that our political views are never shared by our representatives in Washington — yet those representatives are invariably reelected, often unopposed. If you're an average voter, you've probably never met your member of Congress. Then again, if you're not a major donor, an influential party organizer, or a well-connected lobbyist, your member of Congress probably has little interest in you.
Congress is broken, and has been for a long time. But there's a way to fix it.
Make it bigger. . . .