Recently, former Oklahoma Congressman, Mickey Edwards,published a book, The Parties Versus the People, about dysfunction in the American political party system. It doesn't take a specialist to realize that things are not working, especially in Congress. Why are the two major political parties so divided? What is at stake? Is there a way out of this mess or are we headed for a fiscal cliff?Recently, former Oklahoma Congressman, Mickey Edwards,published a book, The Parties Versus the People, about dysfunction in the American political party system. It doesn't take a specialist to realize that things are not working, especially in Congress. Why are the two major political parties so divided? What is at stake? Is there a way out of this mess or are we headed for a fiscal cliff?Recently, former Oklahoma Congressman, Mickey Edwards,published a book, The Parties Versus the People, about dysfunction in the American political party system. It doesn't take a specialist to realize that things are not working, especially in Congress. Why are the two major political parties so divided? What is at stake? Is there a way out of this mess or are we headed for a fiscal cliff?Recently, former Oklahoma Congressman, Mickey Edwards,published a book, The Parties Versus the People, about dysfunction in the American political party system. It doesn't take a specialist to realize that things are not working, especially in Congress. Why are the two major political parties so divided? What is at stake? Is there a way out of this mess or are we headed for a fiscal cliff?