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    Congress Is Killing America

    J. Scott Applewhite

    Pundits have complained for years that Congress is hopelessly dysfunctional, and the Financial Times’s Edward Luce says it's hurting America more than we admit. “At a time when ... long-term interest rates are so low the money is virtually free, the political system is unable to accomplish what ought to be a no-brainer.” The country is literally falling apart—its roads, bridges, and technology are crumbling—and Congress hasn’t the slightest inclination to fix it. Obama isn’t exactly innocent, because he’s hoping to benefit from Republican asininity. “Making a serious play for what America needs to do is a different ball game. Mr. Obama has yet to learn its rules.”