In response to the Nation’s question:
The Nation has asked a question that necessitates a serious, and well thought out response to what could be the single leading cause to America’s broken political system. Many can claim it’s the culture of our politics in the era of international terrorism. Others could say it’s the changing demographics of the U.S. which have placed immense social strain on the system. Still others would argue that the impact of money, along with the Citizens United ruling have contributed significantly to the degradation of the U.S. political system. While these and more most certainly contribute to the problems that plague Washington, there is a specific underlying aspect to the United States which prevents these issues from being resolved in a more democratically responsive manner: our constitution and its tendency to promote stalemates.