Is American democracy in trouble?

  • by: E.J. DIONNE JR. , Washington Post
  • Updated: May 20, 2013 - 1:38 PM

We know American politics are dysfunctional. But after a week of scandal obsession during which the nation's capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about -- jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education -- it's worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy.

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