New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government

With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over the nation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with Americans’ distrust of government at its highest level ever.

The combustible climate helps explain the volatility of the presidential race and has provided an opening for protest movements like Occupy Wall Street, to highlight grievances about banks, income ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jack Powers - Oct 25, 2011 - 4:42 PM PDT
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Edited by: Kristin Gorski - Oct 29, 2011 - 7:35 AM PDT

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 30, 2011

The story catches the discontent with congress, but misses the point that the nature of the current congress is controlled by the funding of campaigns, and so ignores the critical aspect of publicly financed campaigns as a way toward improvement.

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Jack Powers
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by Jack Powers - Oct. 30, 2011

"With nearly all Americans remaining fearful that the economy is stagnating or deteriorating further, two-thirds of the public said that wealth should be distributed ... More »

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