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Time for Congressional Republicans to Grow a Spine: New at Reason

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), one of two increasingly lonely libertarians in the House of Representatives, had a crazy idea Wednesday morning in the wake of President Trump's unpersuasive prime-time speech about border wall funding and the government shutdown: Have the House and Senate hash out a spending bill, send that bill to the president, and if he vetoes it, they can override, or not. "This is our system," Amash tweeted, with the slightest hint of desperation. "We should follow it."

What an intriguing concept, writes Matt Welch: Congress could do its job and ask the president to do his.

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