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How The Political System Is Screwing Young People, According To This Advocacy Group

"This is the first American generation expected to be worse off economically than previous generations."<p>With the country bogged down by mass incarceration, institutionalized racism, student debt and a rigged election system that favors wealthy donors, young Americans are "getting screwed," says Ben …

Middle-class

Congregations as Political Systems

David Brubaker says that while every congregation is a political system, political activity doesn’t need to be manipulative, polarizing or demeaning. …

Trust in Australian politicians, political system 'at lowest level in 20 years'

Just over a week out from the federal election, a new survey has found fewer than half of Australians are happy with the way democracy works.<p>The …

Ingraham Brutally Makes George W. Bush Regret Attacking Trump

I imagined she was exaggerating about finding stuff worse than pornography on this popular kids app, but I was wrong. Read more…<p>They can't drive, do …

The remarkably cynical American voter — explained in 2 charts

Here at The Fix, we're constantly looking for ways to quantify just how cynical Americans are when it comes to their political system. There are multiple metrics of voter misery. For years, Congress's record-low approval ratings were a fairly good measure. Lately, it's the fact that the two …

Woody Harrelson destroys the myth of our current political system: “I am really not a believer in big government”

It’s no secret that Hollywood is filled with liberals and leftists — people who want to push their agendas at all costs. Even those who aren’t …

Woody Harrelson

Drawing Back the Curtain on Brazil’s Rotten Political System

Few would dispute the claim that Eduardo Cunha embodies the worst of Brazilian politics. The longtime congressman from Rio de Janeiro stands accused …

Billionaires bought Brexit – they are controlling our venal political system

Is this a democracy or is it a plutocracy? Between people and power is a filter through which decisions are made, a filter made of money. In the European referendum, remain won 46% of the money given and lent to the two sides (£20.4m) and 48% of the vote; leave won 54% of the money and 52% of the …

United Kingdom

Spending on incarceration v. education tells the tale of our broken political system’s misguided priorities

State and local spending on prisons and jails has grown three times as much as spending on K-12 public schools over the past three decades.The post …

Federalism's Decline: A Preexisting Condition of Our Sick Politics

<i>Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.… We</i> …

How Can the U.S. Fix a Broken Government?

A new poll shows Americans think Washington isn’t working well enough. Can the political system solve its own problems?<p>Americans believe that Washington, D.C., is not doing enough to solve the nation’s problems. The situation is so bad that this failure of government has become the most serious …

The gulf between citizens and our political system is too wide. We ignore it at our peril

The danger in post-election analysis is that the lessons learned will be tactical ones and the deeper messages about the cause of distrust will be ignored<p>The opening question on ABC’s Q&A program last week was from a young man named Jake Miller-Randle. The day before, Malcolm Turnbull had claimed …

Political Science