Political Distrust: Recent National News

I wanted to bring attention to an article that I have found extremely intriguing. If you keep up with the news, you will know that this past week and the past month has put America in a state of distrust for our political institutions. The Mueller reports, Jussie Smollett's dropped charges, the college admission scandal, and more have united Americans across many different political identifications to feel a growing sense of distrust in the many institutions that guide American life. 

It is important to note that distrust in the American government is not a new thing. People have been losing trust in the American government for decades now. However, these cases now show how extremely easy it is for institutions to succumb to the influence of the powerful elite. It also shows how little we actually know about what is going on behind the scenes. What seems to be an exoneration of both Trump and Smollett on things that have been at the forefront of the nation's news is extremely startling, especially because it is not clear why and how these things happened. 

The article is worth taking a look at because it details what many Americans are feeling and thinking about the culmination of these news stories.

How do you feel about the news today? Do you still have trust in institutions that make up American society? What rights do Americans have in knowing the processes of political institutions?