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?