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Congress Dysfunctional

The Abdication of the Press, and the Harm it Does American Democracy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

With a press that regards itself as having fulfilled its responsibilities when it treats the truth and the lie evenhandedly, is it any wonder that we are in an era where the lie so often defeats the truth?

Poster Boy for Dysfunction: Redistricting and Citizens United in the Texas 27th

Meredith McGehee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

Texas' 27th Congressional District offers a perfect rebuttal to those trying to pretend that gerrymandering and big money did not play a huge role in the recent government shutdown and gridlock in Washington in general.

It Is Time for Congress to Put Country Before Party

David L. Nevins | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

We must define and implement a process of governance in our country built upon civil discourse and critical thinking.

Polarization in 4 Steps

Michael Smerconish | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Why was it so difficult to avoid the fiscal cliff? Especially when, in the end, Congress couldn't salvage a grand bargain à la Simpson-Bowles, but instead settled for a quick fix?