OK Atlantic, I need to call you out on this article.
The problem is that American bureaucracies, and the antiquated, hidebound, unloved federal government of which they are part, are no longer up to the job of coping with the kinds of challenges that face us in the 21st century.
This sentence of this article — along with a few others — is telling us of a very dysfunctional system. Even though The Atlantic and many other thinkers have called attention to this dysfunction, nobody is offering a solution. Fantastic writing will not get us out of a corner.
Maybe you recognized thinkers can continue to delude yourselves into believing that your articles are going to make voters cast more intelligent votes. But what evidence is there that this is happening? Even if Mr. Trump is defeated in November, the Democrats are not angels and the social/political forces that elected Mr. Trump in 2016 will still be there.
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