Paul Krugman in the NY Times writes about all the successes of 2014 - proving that government can work and can work for our betterment. The successes included containment of the Ebola virus, the improvement in the economy, foreign policy, and affordable care.
The common theme here is that, over the past year, a U.S. government subjected to constant bad-mouthing, constantly accused of being ineffectual or worse, has, in fact, managed to accomplish a lot. On multiple fronts, government wasn’t the problem; it was the solution. Nobody knows it, but 2014 was the year of “Yes, we can.”
But all those successes got drowned out by the right-wing media machine and the failure of Democrats to blow our own horn.
h/t Phil Silvers