Stranglehold on Progress, er, Politics
I thoroughly enjoyed this very long read about how we got to the state we are in today in regards to getting things done in Congress.
Most of the electorate can't be bothered with midterm elections, and this has had large consequences--none of them good--for our political system and our country. Voting for a president might be exciting or dutiful, worth troubling ourselves for. But the midterms, in which a varying number of governorships are up for election, as well as the entire House of Representatives and one third of the Senate, just don't seem worth as much effort. Such inaction is a political act in itself, with major effects.
Here is a link that might be useful: source of course