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Via public policy blogger Ezra Klein of the WaPo, please read and bookmark and share with gusto this must-read article by George Packer in that esteemed publication, The New Yorker magazine. It's called "The Empty Chamber: Filibusters and arcane obstructions in the Senate", and we're boosting it as a must-read, worth your time because of how the Senate's essential dysfunction affects the lives of every single American (both in our daily lives and in the possibility of a sane, sustainable, healthy future).

As we're screaming, the whole essay is essential reading -- the Upper House of the United States Congress is fundamentally broken and corrupt and in semi-denial of its sad state, with disastrous effects on the strength of our nation. But the key excerpt might be this simple sentence: "Nothing dominates the life of a senator more than raising money." We spoke out on these exact issues last week in our major blog post round-up, "Congress Is Broken". Click through for more info, helpful links, hopeful prescriptive cures, and even more reasons to make a tax-deductible donation to support our non-profit work.

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