An Informed and Educated Electorate

From Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be…. Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right.

—THOMAS JEFFERSON

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE, BASED IN WASHINGTON, DC, IS owned and run by my dear friend Ellen Ratner. Ellen is an experienced and accomplished journalist, and a large number of interns and young journalism school graduates get their feet wet in reporting by working with her.

In March 2010 I was in Washington for a meeting ...

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