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Is our system broken?

Has our 234-year experiment with democracy failed in a fit of partisanship? William Eggers and John O'Leary revisit major U.S. government initiatives since World War II to assess what it takes to get things done.

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Article | At the height of the debate over health care last month, Vice President Biden put into simple terms a feeling that has become pervasive across America. "Washington, right now, is broken," he said.

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