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To Repeat Myself, Kids Should Have the Right to Vote

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ever since that movie about social networks, the credit claiming business has gone into overdrive.  A new idea might be worth $65 million.

So it is with considerable umbrage that I read Michael Kinsley’s saucy claim in Politico that he is the first red-blooded American to urge that kids be given the right to vote.

Wait a minute. I called for that election reform 20 years ago.  My “immodest proposal” was published in no less a source than Deadalus, the official journal of the American Academy of Sciences, an organization founded by John Adams (to give him credit) of which I am a member (more credit).  I even wrote a short version for the Brookings Review where I had been a senior fellow (still more credit).

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