I usually find David Brooks’ columns to be well-reasoned and thoughtful, but the one that appeared June 10 on thestate.com, “Cities gaining power as federal government becomes less energetic,” was a glaring exception.
He seems to assume all is right with our local, state and federal governments.
Incompetence, malfeasance and corruption are rampant at every level. To wit: Lillian McBride and the Richland County elections office. She blows it big time, and a cushy, high-paying job is created for her. At the federal level, we have Benghazi, the IRS, the cell phone intrusions and God knows what else.