Re "Parties inch toward deal on debt" (Page A1, Oct. 11): Our system is clearly broken. Our enemies must be just anxiously waiting for the cookie to crumble so they can scoop in and gather up the pieces. Are we not trying to show the world the greatness of democracy? This is not a good example.
An idea: Why not treat it like you do your computer, find out when things started glitching, and do a system restore?
-- Darrell Parscale, Sacramento