North Carolina voters decided to play with fire last year and elect a one-party state government (assuming, of course, that there has been much of a difference between Republicrats lately).
Spoiler alert: the Netflix version of House of Cards, produced by and starring Kevin Spacey, is highly entertaining. If you have Netflix, you should watch it. But when you watch it, keep in mind the characters’ behavior shows how not to act if you are working as an elected official or bureaucrat. Yes — I am about to use a fictitious show that I watched online to make a point about the way government works in reality.
We are just days away from the most expensive election cycle in history. The Center for Responsive Politics predicts the price tag for the 2012 elections for federal offices will reach $6 billion — at least $700 million more than the next most expensive election.
Since it’s debate season, we should all step back and realize who controls the debates to begin with. It should not be surprising that a debate between the two major parties, orchestrated by the two major parties, doesn’t cover all the issues that matter.