A report card for the Republic: are we still capable of self-government?

The salons of our Versailles-on-the-Potomac ring with gossip about the election.  Every day brings exciting news... about Michelle's and Cindy's dresses, changes in the lineups of each team's gladiators, the daily score of money raised, and new fantasies about the "true" values and beliefs of each candidate. Listening to this bustle, I wonder if we remain capable of self-government?  Or, like the Romans of the … Continue reading A report card for the Republic: are we still capable of self-government?

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