3 Things Killing American Democracy (That Aren't Trump)
Here's the problem, as I see it: Congress has a 13-14% approval rating and an 85%-95% re-election rate. We, the voters, are some seriously dumb bastards.
Here's the saddest thing about American democracy: if a sudden catastrophe suddenly killed all 100 senators and all 438 representatives, it would actually improve our government. And I say that with no humor or exaggeration. It is literally true. In fact, such a disaster is the best thing that could happen to us, because the replacements would have to be better.