How much beating around the edges of what is going on in America can so many well intentioned political and social commentary magazines, do before they acknowledge the elephant in the room: Capitalism is done. Stick a fork in it and just hope you can pull it out again, it is so done; mutated down to something very hard, and ugly, and dangerous.
However difficult it may seem to be to conceptualize an alternative, we have to begin to do so. We have to do that and then begin the debate on how to implement it. We have to do this because what has become of what we have now is just not working any more. Pure and simple.