HopeTracker| Post Teaparty convention this weekend, with America cemented in gridlock, and George Will saying ‘don’t worry, America’s founders never wanted the Senate to move quickly, pundits of every persuasion are wondering if the country’s political process may be hitting an impasse. The majority of Americans agree that little ‘governing’ is going on. The solution or even sources of problems is a loud debate.
Facts or critical analysis is in short supply in America’s 24/7, Twittered up hyperdemocracy. This week’s NYMagazine analyzes ‘Why American Democracy Has Gotten Too Democratic’.
Is any form of political elitism fundamentally bad?
Read an excellent assessment of America’s near constitutional crisis by NYTimes Paul Krugman: America Is Not Yet Lost.