Jeffrey Frank writes this week at the New Yorker about our political mess and what we might see if we were to look beyond November '16. Maybe that's because what lies ahead doesn't appear to be better than what we're experiencing now.
Sanders, who turns seventy-five in September, and Clinton, who will be sixty-nine in October, haven’t had much to say about the nation’s future Democratic leaders, perhaps because those leaders haven’t made their presence felt. Trump, who will be seventy in June and carries on with insults and self-inflation (“I alone can solve,” he tweeted after the weekend terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan), seems mostly to be accelerating the combustion of the present Republican Party, with not much thought for what might come next. The face of the party’s next generation might belong to the forty-five-year-old Cruz, if not for the complication that, were his Republican colleagues to vote on the matter, he would win a contest for most loathed. Perhaps the most dispiriting thing about this year’s Presidential race, which has sunk to repellent depths because of the Trump-Cruz contest, is the unvoiced promise of more of the same in the years ahead. ...Frank,NewYorker
America could take a bolder step towards "diversity" and actually embrace an additional political party or two -- maybe Cleaner Democrats representing reformers and progressives along with Sane Republicans who are against religious fanaticism here at home and builders of an economic system that favors everybody, not just those who are already privileged.