Friday, July 20, 2012

Our Broken Political System

By Eric Alterman | July 19, 2012

"So the next time you hear some cable TV bloviator call the United States the “best” country in the world, inquire about the category. We’ve known for a long time that it sure isn’t because of slipping educational achievements, shockingly persistent infant mortality, declining social and economic mobility, and way-too-expensive health care. And now we are coming to realize that our vaunted constitutional system of government is failing us, too, because wealth trumps the common good almost every time. This sure as heck isn’t democracy. What do we have left?"

See Our Broken Political System: Center for American Progress

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