Politicians can learn from football

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities” is sadly forgotten in the modern American political system. Instead we now face ‘A tale of two parties’.

In Dickens’ book, the horror of living during the French Revolution is brought to life and the unspeakable conditions of the Reign of Terror are meant to warn other countries of the dangers of tyrannical rule.

We, as Americans, have missed the point.

What we have come to as a nation is that our two-party system (and let’s face it, that is exactly what it is despite the woefully beguiled believers in the Independent Party) has been...