It’s all fun and games until you remember that elections have consequences, and that many of those people who said they could name the president — but not the commander in chief — will soon be standing in a voting booth, armed with a ballot.
If you think government dysfunction is the country’s No. 1 problem — and according to a recent Gallup poll, a third of the nation does — then maybe we should take those hilarious late-night interviews a little more seriously.
You see, while we were busy waving our angry finger at Washington, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its findings from the Survey of Adult Skills. The group’s research measured the literacy, math and computer skills of 5,000 adults from 16 to 65 and compared those numbers with that of 21 other countries.
The good news is that we didn’t finish last in anything.
The bad news is that we’re in pretty sad shape when not finishing last is the good news.