A serious wake-up call from Thomas Friedman:
My fellow Americans: We are a country in debt and in decline â€” not terminal, not irreversible, but in decline. Our political system seems incapable of producing long-range answers to big problems or big opportunities. We are the ones who need a better-functioning democracy â€” more than the Iraqis and Afghans. We are the ones in need of nation-building. It isÂ ourÂ political system that is not working.