How would you reinvent the U.S. government?Eliminate "vote splitting" (i.e. the spoiler effect) by replacing plurality voting with something better (Ranked, Approval, or any number of other election methods)
The result would be the end of the two party duopoly. You could have similar candidates on the ballot and they wouldn't hurt each other (for instance, both Hillary Clinton and Obama could be on the ballot, without splitting the vote and giving an advantage to the other side). Ultimately the candidates that win would tend to represent the median voter, rather than the voters on either "the right" or "the left"....and we'd get an interesting mix of candidates.
I think everything else we could do to fix government pales in comparison with what would happen if we made it so our representatives actually were working for our common interests as a country rather than battling with the other side all the time. The amazing thing is that all it would take is a rather small change of the rules.
I would add new cabinet positions
- Secretary of Cool (first appointment to Henry Winkler)
- Secretary of Awesomeness (first appointment to Neil Patrick Harris)
- Secretary of Ha Ha (first appointment to Seth MacFarlane)
- Secretary of Hotness (first appointment to Zoey Deschanel, this post to alternate gender with each new appointment)