Democracy downgraded

The Economist Intelligence Unit released its Democracy Index 2016 today. In a chilling development, it writes, “The US has been downgraded from a ‘full democracy’ to a ‘flawed democracy’ because of a further erosion of trust in government and elected officials there.” So much for America as the shining city on a hill.

Following up on the Women’s March on Washington’s “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” campaign, I wrote two post cards to my elected representatives in Washington, decrying the failing state of democratic institutions and the inability of Washington – both parties included – to govern.

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