The Atlantic Online – What is the real State of the Union?

The Atlantic puts online it’s special report, from the pages of the magazine, on the health of the nation.

Did you know that the proportion of Americans who believe that most other people are trustworthy has fallen steadily since 1960, from about 55 percent to just above 30 percent?

Did you know that since 1998 the United States has lost 11 percent of its manufacturing jobs? The second worst rate of job loss in the past fifty years.