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Broken Government

Echos of Leadership

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Aside from the undeniable merit of his views, consider the actual language used. Serious. Intelligent. Thought-provoking. Wouldn't it be something if a sizable number of our politicians would actually talk like that today? Imagine how different the national debate might be.

The 2-Party System Is Dead -- What's Next?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Well, it's on. The latest political gold rush to form a viable 3rd party. At the top of the food chain, backed by hedge fund guys, is Amercans Elect...

Broken Government, Bloodshed and Violence: Are Our Politicians Listening?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

There has been explosive growth in the number of anti-government individuals and groups in the U.S. who see the government as their enemy.

Rethink Afghanistan: Broken Government's Body Count

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

One of my biggest pet peeves about war coverage is the constant flow of quasi-racist stereotypes about Afghans. You know, Afghanistan is the "Graveyard of Empires," they're all xenophobic murderers, they're "tribal" and backwards.

Do We Need to Break up California to Fix Democracy?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

The fact is the federal government isn't "broken" because of the filibuster rules. It's broken because of its two Senators per State structure, regardless of population, that is built into the U.S. Constitution.

Goodbye/Hello 16 "Apart-isanship in Bickersville"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

Left, Right, Independent, Tea Party-ers, who cares for the sake of the country get it together. Apart-isanship is dragging America and the urgency o...

Concentric Circles of Service

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

There's a missing link in our quest for a good and equitable society. In addition to volunteering, we must educate ourselves and impact our government to achieve lasting change on prominent issues.