The sure route to reforming America
Summary: It becomes increasingly apparent that America needs serious reforms, stat. This post gives a brief description of the problem, but no solution. However the necessary characteristics of a solution are described, aiding the search.
Our political system has since 1976 run increasingly frantic cycles of hopes raised and crashed. The last two have been maniac. We have child-like hopes for Obama. Disappointment follows. We have child-like hopes for the Tea Party. Disappointment will follow. This results from the two-stage motor of American politics, nicely described in these articles.