Why can’t they get anything done? My answer to this puzzle: cable news. No politician wants to do anything, say anything, make any decision because there are multiple stations devoted to dissecting their every move. Everything is on record. Everything is analyzed ad nauseum. No one has the political will to get anything done because they’re worried about how the constant media coverage will affect their re-election. Now don’t get me wrong, I believe in freedom of information and government transparency, but the 24-hour news cycle is overwhelming.