‘We are in big trouble’: Is America becoming a failed state?

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But there are real questions about whether he will, in fact, be able to govern. At the moment, it seems likely that the Senate – which is wildly unrepresentative of the American people – will remain in the hands of an extremist party that will sabotage Biden in every way it can. Before I get into the problems this confrontation is likely to cause, let’s talk about just how unrepresentative the Senate is.

‘We are in big trouble’: Is America becoming a failed state?