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Has our political system gone crazy? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a recent piece for the Atlantic, Rauch explores what he calls “chaos syndrome” in Washington: government stagnation, he argues, is resulting from politicians' inability to compromise, combined with constant…
By PBS NewsHour
The United States is rapidly transforming into a more diverse, more educated and older nation. Gwen Ifill talks to Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute and Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress about a special collaborative report…
The residents of metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin are increasingly split by race, political party and geography. A major fight over Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 helped widen the divide. Gwen Ifill talks to residents and local politicians about the fractured political…
How the conflict in Syria is spreading division and violence in Lebanon…
Do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job representing the American people or is a third major party needed? According to Gallup, the percentage of people saying a third party is needed has hit an all-time high. Nathan…
In other news Monday, top U.S. diplomat William Burns traveled to Cairo to urge Egyptian military and interim government leaders to include all parties in its political transition. Also, U.S. officials responded to a New York Times report that said…
Author Richard Haass discusses what America needs to do to fix its own problems.
Narrow Victory for Netanyahu Shows Centrist Political Shift in Israel…
Margaret Warner reports from Tel Aviv, Israel, on parliamentary elections with a look at the different party candidates and what they hoped to bring to Israel's highest office, as well as feedback from voters about what issues mattered most to…
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