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Because the ratio of representatives-to-voters is so out of whack, intermediaries have become necessary: unions, lobbyists, special-interest groups, SuperPACs. But social media can break the stranglehold of big money and mass media on our elections.
Color me cynical, but I was shocked by how many of my peers and friends actually tuned into the debates last night. It restored my faith in our society's ability to live in a democratic republic, to be sure.