Thursday, October 17, 2013

Has The USA Reached the Limits of its Version of Democracy?

Unfortunately, this Spiegel article in Germany seems to hit the nail on the head on many important things in writing System Failure: US Democracy Is Nearing its Limits.

College Football Playoff Selection Committee for 2014 Announced and Includes Tom Osborne and Condi Rice

Whatever one thinks, interesting for sure. See College Football Playoff. One can already predict in advance that no matter which teams will be chosen, there will be controversy.

New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker Elected to the United States Senate as First Black Senator from New Jersey

Update: The previous original posting has been deleted because its title could be misunderstood. Booker is the first African-American Senator from New Jersey. He is also the only current elected black Senator, as Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina was appointed.

Martha T. Moore has the story at USA Today in Cory Booker wins New Jersey Senate seat.

The election win gave the Democractic Party a 55-45 majority in the U.S. Senate, as many voted for Booker against his extremist Tea Party opponent in order to "stop the madness" caused by an obstructionist Congress.

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown Over For Now As Employees Return to Work and Debt Ceiling Raised and Affordable Health Care Unscathed

CNN has the details at Obama signs bill to end partial shutdown, prevent debt ceiling crisis.

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