COLUMBIA — Federalism — the tug-a-war among the states and the national government — underlies this past week’s high-profile issues of disability benefits, expanding Medicaid and the Supreme Court’s hearing on same-sex marriage. The debate about the federal-state balance is often under-appreciated. While it slows policy-making and can result in interstate inequities and inefficiencies, it often contributes to our nation’s resilience.
DAVID WEBBER: Federalism is often frustrating, but it works
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