I normally don’t do this, but this is a stellar post on politics in the U.S. from David Roberts of Grist, and you need to read the full thing, so I’m reposting it in whole. This is the story today. This is where we are and why we are so screwed. There are solutions. They are clear and what we promote here regularly, but they are not what Obama and Democratic leadership are pursuing.
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A potential government shutdown is all the news right now, as it should be. The U.S. government could grind to a screeching halt due to Congress’ inability to agree on a budget. But many of the news agencies covering this possible shutdown are painting the picture much too evenly. (i.e. Is it the Democrats? Is it the Republicans? Who’s causing this potential disaster?…)
Boiling frogs — this is the U.S. citizenry today. How did it come about? First off, what do I mean by boiling frogs? If you’re unfamiliar with this apparent truth, if one were to put frogs in a pot of water and very slowly heat it, the frogs wouldn’t notice the water was heating to