Why the American Political System Doesn't Work

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A still from a negative ad produced by Crossroads GPS, a SuperPAC supporting Republican candidates.
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Displays of bipartisanship in Congress are increasingly rare, and as the United States approaches another presidential election, the noise from super PAC-funded ads has become something of an unending background soundtrack to the campaigns.

Robert Reich discusses campaign finance, super PACs, and the polarized state of political discourse in America. Reich is the author of "Beyond Outrage" and was the Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Now he teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.