Democracy on the critical list: How do we escape this toxic political cycle?

Finnish Perspective

Democracy Flatline

This piece from Salon by is the best description or our present status and his thought on where we might be headed is the best I have read so far on the subject. However the “liberals”  and “progressives’ who may read this or Salon would disagree and not be terrible happy about his assessment of their delusions and fantasies. I will highlight those passages I feel are the most important.

Everyone understood that the Republicans would make substantial gains in the 2014 midterm elections. That’s business as usual in the dumbed-down Newtonian physics of American politics. Almost every midterm since the current two-party system began to take shape at the end of the 19th century has involved the president’s party losing seats in the House and Senate. But this week’s calamitous wipeout came as a surprise to everyone, Republicans included. Even GOP strategists cautioned that the…

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