Confessions of an Average Citizen


I’m an average citizen — not someone who keeps up regularly with current events, tweets about politicians, or fully understands the US debt crisis — so I wonder whether I’m qualified to write an article on civic engagement, partisanship and politics. In high school, I had been immersed in a civic engagement organization called the Junior State of America. Though much of the organization was centered around debates on economic, social, and foreign policy, I didn’t part