The graph above shows a Gallup poll which compares Americans' confidence in U.S. institutions in the 1970s vs. 2017. Confidence in these institutions, which include the presidency and congress, church and organized religion, banks, schools, and the medical system have all sharply dropped over four decades. My mom was born in 1970, and she was… Continue reading When institutions fail
Before 2015, I was more or less apathetic about election politics. I was an Obama supporter, but was registered as an Independent and, except for watching the occasional debate, did not pay a lot of attention to 'politics,' especially not on a local level. At that time, my impression of 'politics' was that it was… Continue reading My lack of faith in the establishment is anything but apathy.