- Howell and Moe: Our founding fathers "cannot save us. We must save ourselves"
- Give president "fast track" authority to foster more effective government, they urge
William Howell is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. Terry Moe is a political science professor at Stanford University. Together, they are the authors of "Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency." Unless otherwise noted, facts included here reflect their research for that book. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)The media's wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump and the presidential horse race is a distraction from the main event -- namely, that American government is dysfunctional.