Keller @ Large: 2014 A Better Year For Fumbling Civic Institutions?

December 26, 2013 12:18 PM
Keller @ Large: 2014 A Better Year For Fumbling Civic Institutions?
" BOSTON (CBS) — For my money, the most significant national news story of 2013 is really an old story: the failure of our civic institutions – including the branches of government and the press – to provide true leadership or even function competently at key moments.

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I’ve said plenty about the Obamacare rollout fiasco in recent weeks, and there’s little to add for now. We will know by next summer if the ineptitude and overreach we’re seen so far was just the warmup to a collapse of a system with seemingly far too much reliance on bureaucracy and theory and far too little understanding of human nature.

Republicans gorging on I-told-you-so calories shouldn’t be so smug.

The government shutdown in October was an exercise in just what they accuse the Democrats of, self-indulgent ideological posturing with little regard for the damage it might do "

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