Photo: Helga Tawil Souri This piece originally appeared in Salon. After three years of political nonsense, we can hold one truth to be self-evident about our government: It is broken. A financial crisis that should have inspired a grand new set of rules for Wall Street instead delivered a hopelessly compromised reform package -- and even that weak sauce is under daily withering assault from the banking industry. The devastating aftermath of a Great Recession that should have demanded unrelenting executive action instead degenerated into a fruitless squabble between two parties competing to see who could best cut and cripple …
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Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. He lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his two children and likes to ride his bicycle.