The system is broken because it was built…

First off: Book Club will return next month, because I am traveling! Second, a little rant about civics: If it seems like it’s really hard to get anything progressive done in America, that’s because it is—because we live under an intentionally regressive system of government designed originally to protect the institution of slavery and hinder majority rule. Our system of government and in particular the system of the electoral college and the Senate are intentionally weighted toward reactionism and maintaining the status quo. Moneyed minority interests have spent literal decades reinforcing that divide, which is why modern Republican presidents so rarely win the popular vote.

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