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Government Dysfunction

Former Congressman Blasts Washington for Denial of Benefits for Service Members Killed During Government Shutdown

Tim Lussier | Posted 06.23.2014 | Hawaii
Tim Lussier

Charles Djou is outraged that fellow soldiers killed in Afghanistan received no death benefits because they were killed during the government shutdown of October 2013.

The Real Life Game of Thrones

Kevin Richberg | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Kevin Richberg

Our government is supposed to be a reflection of us, the people, that's surely one thing Americans would agree on. So I merely suggest that we end the denial on both sides. Admit that we have a problem, and that problem is: we hate each other.

The Government Whisperer

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

After watching Cesar Millan in action for a month or so, it hit me. What America needs is a "government whisperer." As I look at our toxically dysfunctional system of governance, I see a wild, out-of-control, confused beast who acts as if it is the master.

Democratic Sclerosis

Edward Corcoran | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

As the size of a community increases, democracy inevitably transforms into representative democracy, which brings a number of immediate problems. Many...