Restoring People's Faith in Government

• Apr 16, 2015

The Baltimore Sun  By: John Sarbanes

In Maryland and across the country, Americans are growing deeply cynical about Washington. And for good reason.

They perceive that policymaking is increasingly an insider's game, with little role for the public itself. They feel that their voices go unheard in Congress. And they see, time and time again, how the issues they care about most — like creating good jobs, strengthening small business and protecting the environment — are blocked by special interests.

It's little surprise that a record number of Americans stayed home from the polls last November — the lowest voter turnout since 1942.

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