American democracy may be far from perfect, but is there another system that’s better? We want to know how you would makeover the U.S. government, and we’ll enlist experts to tell us if your changes would make the country a grand utopia, or bring about a revolution.


  • Andra Gillespie Professor of African American Politics, Emory University
  • Clive Crook Columnist, Bloomberg View
  • Philip K. Howard Founder, Common Good
  • Hedrick Smith Executive editor, Reclaim the American Dream; author of "Who Stole the American Dream?"

Hear Our Experts Discuss Your Ideas

We asked how you would change the U.S. government, and you told us. By far, your most popular desire was to get rid of the electoral college. But many of you also said you wanted to end gerrymandering, change the healthcare system, institute term limits, eliminate certain regulations and improve the social safety net. We asked our panel of experts about these and many other suggestions. Click the links below to hear the discussion of each topic:


Eliminate terms democrat and republican to aid collaboration

Create a stronger social safety net

Update the health care system

Institute term limits

Roll back the regulatory system

Eliminate or change the electoral college

End gerrymandering

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