March 31, 2013 12:00 AM

Yes, Congress is mired – but there’s reason for hope

Seen from a West Coast vantage point about 6,000 miles away, the U.S. Congress looks broken and dysfunctional. Mired in ideological muckraking and paralyzed to inaction by too many lines drawn in the sand, our federal lawmakers appear to march like zombies from one self-inflicted crisis to another.

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