Link I thought this was a pretty good article overall. I think that our politics are really what's got us messed up right now. We're pretty divided on a variety of issues, and I personally side with the Democrats, but there has to be balance too. My favorite idea is infrastructure spending. That, and I think this country needs more commuter trains between cities. For example, in Ohio there should definitely be a Cincinnati-Columbus-Cleveland train that is accessible and affordable, to give people an alternative to flying and driving, while constructing new tracks and putting more people to work in all fields. I think our greatest strength is indeed our intellectual strength. The US is both creative and talented, but that creativity and talent has to be utilized. Political bickering hampers this. Thoughts?