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Political science professionals chuckle that the majority of people hate Congress but like their local Congressman/woman.

Journalists chuckle that the majority of people hate the national media but like their local media.

Investment analysts chuckle that a normal behavioral bias is a strong preference to invest in locally-based stocks.

We like local . . . but then ignore it.

Why do we know so much about national politics but not local?

If you can name Cabinet members but not school board members . . . why is that??

Maybe, the art of governing has become just another cheap reality TV show — part of the entertainment industry.

How can we turn local governing into a good reality TV show?

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