Arianna is asking us to quit living in a kind of mass denial about what's happened to our country. As she said, we need to "connect the uncomfortable dots." The most important connection she makes is the financing of elections by special interests.
Third World America -- it's a jarring phrase, I know, but I decided to make that the title of my new book as a warning -- to make it clear that if we don't change course that could very well be our future.
At the end of Third World America, Ms. Huffington really got my attention with her not-so-gentle reminder that if middle-class Americans are to keep their American Dream alive, then "it's the jobs, stupid."