Frustration Nation

Polls show Americans' frustration running high with politics, politicians and the political process, so we're taking a week-long look at gridlock, partisan feuding, the problems facing our nation ... and hopefully, some ways to move forward.

  • Creative Solutions for a Frustrated Nation

    Feb 26, 2010
    All week we’ve been exploring the mechanics of a broken legislative body in our series, “Frustration Nation.” We wrap up the series with a look at the solutions to government gridlock...
  • A High School Teacher Explains Government Gridlock

    Feb 25, 2010
    Under ordinary circumstances, it can be hard to get young people engaged in politics. But when the political system seems broken, does the job become even harder? For the fourth insta...
  • The Media's Role in America's Political Divide

    Feb 23, 2010
    From television, to talk radio, to the newsstands, Americans are inundated with news about the sorry state of politics. But are the media merely covering the story of D.C.'s gridlock,...
  • Why Americans are Angry and D.C. is Broken

    Feb 22, 2010
    A new CNN poll finds that 86 percent of Americans think that government is broken. This week, we kick off a series called "Frustration Nation," where we examine the gridlock in the ca...