One problem is that life in America has become a reality TV world, meaning that confrontation is valued far more over cooperation. This is all that the younger generations know and love.

Second, there was plenty of money for infrastructure and social programs, but Republicans keep giving it away in tax cuts (give aways) to their super rich benefactors.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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