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Broken City

Ideas abound for breaking logjam, but D.C. isn’t listening

Viewing the current stalemate as a grave threat to American democracy, political scientists and other experts offer ways to limit the sway of campaign money, extreme factions, and take no prisoners partisanship. In some places, such alternatives are already working.

PEOPLE ARE IN THE POLITICAL CENTER

Even among many people who consider themselves liberal or conservative, their point of views would place some of them in the center, according to an NBC/Esquire survey among 2410 registered voters in August 2013.

CONGRESS IS MOVING TOWARD THE EXTREMES

SOURCE: NBC/Esquire poll, National Journal congressional rankings

Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff

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