The shocking extent of cluelessness among the American people

Pat Cunningham

Frank Bruni OFFERS EXAMPLES of the American public’s curious detachment from certain facts:

The  problems with our country’s political discourse are many and grave, but an insufficient attention to Obamacare isn’t among them…

So explain this: according to a recent poll, roughly 40 percent of Americans don’t even know that it’s a law on the books…The people confused about it include no small number of the physicians I know and probably a few of the law’s authors to boot.

But 40 percent of Americans are clueless about its sheer existence. Some think it’s been repealed by Congress. Some think it’s ...

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