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JOSHUA GREEN

Taking on the F-word

Polls show that frustration with Washington has never been higher — and who could argue? Most Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Most lawmakers openly concede that nothing will get done before the November elections. The leaders of both parties are already trading threats over the possibility of a national debt default next year.

Barack Obama got elected by promising to change the tone in Washington, but clearly he’s failed, as George W. Bush did before him.

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