I published this essay on 09-11-11. I received comments that helped clarify aspects of it. This is a revision.
We live in a ...
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We live in a fragmented society. We are overwhelmed. Influtrol (a word I will be explaining) is a major cause. Influtrol has become endemic in ...
Post Citizens United vs. FEC, Americans should be less concerned with who spends money on campaigns and more concerned by ill-informed citizens who enable that spending to have a profound effect.
If this is the end of democracy as we know it, I say good riddance, because that is precisely what's brought us to this present moment of gridlock and polarization and corruption.
While issue after mega-issue begs in vain for wise and farsighted solutions from our fearless leaders -- politically-engaged citizens shake their heads in disgust and disbelief.
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