The headlines this week will be dominated by talk of partisan gridlock in Washington DC—Americans' supposed representatives once again reflexively butting heads over ideology in lieu of actual problem solving. It's enough to make a US citizen—whether red, blue, or steering clear of these increasingly immature parties—feel like giving up on the promise of American democracy.
by Courtney E Martin. Reprinted from Aljareeza.
As the US heads towards political gridlock, frustrated citizens turn to each other to bridge the partisan divide.
"As average Americans watch elected officials fail to transcend private interests and/or fixed ideology—whether on healthcare, gun control, or a variety of other urgent issues—they’ve lost faith," writes Martin [AFP]