Here’s a must-read if you have the stomach for it, and the time. It’s long. It’s full of citations for its assertions. It’s to weep, really, if you give a damn about democracy. One party system: What total Republican control of a state really means Shame on the Democrats for too long ignoring what happens at the state level below the governor's slot. For a party that talks a lot about grassroots, they seem to like their politics run top-down, and it's about the money, isn't it. But they don't seem to realize they can make a decision to focus on ground-up politics. The Dems only seem to care about who’s in the White House, who’s in Congress and what the blue-red divide on governorships looks like. Meanwhile at the state legislative and local levels of government, all kinds of mischief has been going on for decades now, and the plays have been run by right wing conservatives and the money that backs them. Top-down money but it's been working to select who runs your school board, your town council, your state assembly and senate. And, to select who actually gets to vote in those elections. It's not too late to wake up and change this, but don't count on mainstream media to help much. They're too busy touting Trump, knocking Bernie and mocking everyone else on both sides of the fence for 2016.