Republican intransigence and hypocrisy makes meaningful government impossible and the country will continue to lurch from one crisis to another.
America is functioning?
not well, i fear. from canada, the divide between the left and right in the u.s. is maybe more apparent than it is to americans. canadian politicians tend to represent right or left wing views, but usually gravitate somewhat toward the middle politically. that is where the votes are. i find the blind partisanship in u.s. politics shocking and somewhat disturbing. unfortunately, you have politicians who are actually willing to sacrifice lives in order to follow their dogma. some of these guys are scary and need to give their head a shake and ask themselves who they really serve, the people or the party.
No, the arbitrary hyperpolarization is just stupid, and getting worse.
its kind of amusing to observe it actually.
Any swedes want to marry me? I'll settle for norwegian.
(Short answer) - Yes.