Congress just doesn't know enough to do its job well. Here's why

This November 2017 article in the Washington Post by Kathy Goldschmidt and Lorelei Kelly highlights a problem that has been getting worse for decades:  as policy problems have been getting more complex, our decision makers' access to information (and time to take it in and understand it) has been significantly decreasing.  So decisions are made for political reasons, largely absent facts or reasoned analysis. This not only results in a very low approval rating for Congress; it also results in extremely bad policy making.  We are never going to be able to tackle the many complex problems facing the U.S. unless this system is changed!